I watched a video clip of Vikings this morning, it was heavy, heavy stuff. Last night I saw a bit of Miami Vice (a movie repeat). As a young guy I remember being hooked on Miami Vice (the series) with its cool music, fast cars, heavy drug deals, witnessing the drama of life hanging by a thread, the mood, the good, the bad & the brutal. There were probably some attractive babes in all of that too as money & power seemed to be on the side of dark corruption in a dark world where people wore dark sunnies.
It’s the underworld above ground & in essence that world has changed very little if the news is anything to go by, more heavy, heavy, stuff, but at least with the news you know it’s coming hourly or nightly scheduled through screens, some curved for those Colosseum moments to make you feel in the moment & surround sound to shake you to your core. In this world God calls me to be a lover, a fighter & a hater. Rom 12:9. At this moment in history I am to live by faith & although I may be weak & my opposition strong, God is stronger. 1 Cor 1:25.
Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 52. Q 127. What is the sixth petition?
A. And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. That is: since we are so weak in ourselves that we cannot stand a moment, and besides, since our sworn enemies, the devil, the world, and our own flesh, cease not to assault us, be pleased to preserve and strengthen us by the power of thy Holy Spirit, that we may not succumb in this spiritual warfare but always offer strong resistance, till at last we obtain a complete victory.