Get Out of the DirtJanuary 11, 2007
As many of y’all know, Microsoft is coming out with the third installment of the popular video game series – Halo. Halo 3 is supposed to be un-like any other first-person-shooter. Take a look at the game trailer.
In the trailer, Master Chief (the hero – see picture above) has been knocked off his vehicle (the new Mongoose) and lay sprawled in the dirt. His helmet was knocked off and he lost his gun. As he lies in the dirt, the marines on the mother ship scramble to find out what has become of their Spartan. As Master Chief shoulders his weapon and stands up, a marine says over the radio, “I think we’ve lost him sir” and Master Chief simply replies, “Not yet.” Master Chief then survives an incoming Wraith shell and proceeds to charge and single handedly attack a group of fourteen Brutes.
Master Chief was knocked down – hard. But did that stop him? No! He had a mission to do, so he got up out of the dirt and continued with his mission. If anyone had an opportunity to be scared, he did. Brutes were fierce warriors that stand over eight feet tall and were known to tear the limbs from their enemies. For one man to single handedly take on fourteen of them is quite a brave move.
As Christians, we should be like Master Chief – in that sense. When we get knocked down, we need to get back up on our feet and charge back into the fight. For “if God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom 8:31) With Christ on our side, nothing can harm us or keep us from our purpose. We all have a purpose in life – we need to fulfill that purpose. “Trust in the Lord… and you will run and not be weary. You will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
In life, we’ll get knocked down. We just need to get back up, dust ourselves off, and take culture head on.
//Bring it World