For the final episode of our Dystopian Devotional month, we take a look at V For Vendetta. Both the movie and the book carry a lot of themes that can be discussed, but this week Dallas takes a look at the subject of pain and heartache and how out of it… there can be some good.
The Geeky Material
In both the book and movie, V for Vendetta, Evey Hammond leaves V’s Shadow Gallery. Unfortunately, as a result, she ends up being picked up the government. While in their custody she is tortured in horrific ways in an attempt to find more information about V. Even though she goes through this horrible time she doesn’t give up any information on him. In fact, at the end of it all, she’s given an option, give us information, or you will die. Her decision; she’d rather die than give up any information. It is here that she discovers something… It was all a farce.
V had grabbed her before the government. He then put her through this torture for a very specific reason. Early she said that she wished she was stronger, strong like him. He knew that the only way for to find that strength was to go through a struggle. He didn’t want her to go through pain, and he certainly was never going to kill her. But he knew she had to go through something to become stronger.
The Spiritual Speculation
Obviously, we are NOT condoning any of the actions taken on by V in the film or the book. That said we can relate to in this scene. We all go through struggles. Sadly, we live in a fallen world. Bad, horrible, terrifying things happen to us and around us. Some point to God in anger blaming Him for the evil. But sin is the mistake of man, not God. He’s given us hope, He’s given us a way to be and live better. Yes, I know some have taken His name and done some horrific things in it, but again; that’s a man, not God.
In the book and movie [ V for Vendetta] Evey does come out stronger. She endured the pain and the heartache until the end, and on the backside she was stronger, equipped to do more, to help others. Was it terrible?? YES, but she was stronger? Similarly, we will go through some hard times, we will go through terrible things, but if you have your hope and trust in Jesus, then you have hope. With that hope, you can come through the terrible things stronger.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Here in this verse, we see the work of God in the midst of our struggles. Being a Christian doesn’t mean that won’t struggle, but it does mean that if we place our trust in Him, then, in the end, things will work out for good. That doesn’t mean that you’re going to become some sort of billionaire who has everything and anything. It does mean that you’ll make it, you’ll be stronger, you’ll be equipped to do more in the kingdom of God, you’ll be equipped to help others.
Whatever it is you’re struggling with, remember that you’re not alone. Remember that in Christ, you can and will survive and when you do; you’ll be stronger. Don’t let the enemy lie to you and tell you that you’re worthless, that you can’t make it, that you won’t make it. Put your trust in Jesus. If you need prayer for anything feel free to message us here at Geek Devotions via social media or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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