Saturday, July 24, 2010
[God] has set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Movies like Inception tend to draw a huge crowd. All in all there seems to be a growing trend of movies that are based on the concept of an alternate reality (Matrix, Memento, etc.). We are drawn to the possibility of another existence, the chance that there is really something more than what we have come to know as our reality.
If you're anything like my husband and I, as much as these movies bring thrill and entertainment- there is a part of these concept that kind can of mess with a person. There is a part of us so deep down that connects with these movies in such a significant way that it can be a little creepy at times.
As I was thinking about these things on the way home from watching this movie (which I, by the way, give two thumbs up) it struck me that there is a reason that so many of us enjoy these types of movies. It made so much sense to me to consider the thrill that comes from considering an alternate reality when I realized that we were made for an alternate reality.
Each one of us is created for something bigger than this earth can offer. Each one of us was engineered in such a way that we must always long for something more, something greater than ourselves. Each one of us, when we really slow down, finds ourselves groaning and aching for something or Someone on the outside to save us from our own realities. Something to give us purpose and meaning. Something to live for.
The truth us, God has set eternity in our hearts. God has set up for each one of us an alternate reality that we will reach someday, if we continue to follow the compass that He has placed within us. It's no mistake that we find ourselves drawn into these concepts and ideas, because at the end of the day we were made for something more. And at the end of the day....there exists something more.
The truth is, because of the the intense love God has for us, He longs to bring us in to His world...a world that we could have never found on our own. A world where He promises no pain and no suffering. A world where we will all be at peace with one another. A world that our greatest imagination cannot even begin to fathom. A world where we will be in the Presence of the embodiment of Love, and Joy, and Peace. I don't know about you but I am looking forward to this alternate reality.
Movies like Inception just remind me that there is truly something more. I'm following the compass of my heart to get there, and I hope you, too, choose to follow yours.
For more information on life beyond this life:
The Four Spiritual Laws
Let My People Think
Lessons Learned by Debra Fileta at 11:13 PM