Welcome to Season 5 of Geek Devotions! To kick off our 5th season, Celeste is taking a look at season 2 of The Umbrella Academy and discusses the power of truth vs lies!

Welcome to Season 5 episode 1 of Geek Devotions. If you happened across this blog post and know nothing about us, know this… We love you. You are loved.

If you have not seen the 2nd season this is your spoiler warning.

Season 2 starts out with the Hargreeves siblings right where we left them, about to time jump to the past to save the world from the apocalypse in 2019. We see them become scattered across Dallas, Texas in the years 1961-1963. This is the point where all the history buffs perk up. They all show up alone and we see Alison who has settled into life in the 60’s while waiting for 5, becoming a part of the Civil Rights movement. And She has gotten married to a guy who is also involved in the Civil Rights movement, and Y’all they are working together, changing the world, and they are in love. Celeste promotes this “ship” wholeheartedly. She did not put her life on hold because while she knew 5 would return, she had no idea when. Her husband of a year at the time of 5’s arrival is awesome but she left out key facts about herself when she was dating and later married her husband. Now no one faults her for not telling him about the time travel stuff. But she also didn’t tell him about her powers. She told him she had family up north but not that she had a sister and 4 brothers… all of whom happen to be a different race than she is. She kept these things from him. Why wouldn’t she tell him about her powers?

One day they are participating in a sit in, and it turns to a riot. Her husband is in danger as a white man is beating him, he is about to die. So for the first time since the end of season 1 we see Alison use her power. “I heard a rumor that you just walked away.” Her husband, is dumbfounded that a white man would “listen” to her, and this causes issues. At this point Alison has a choice, and it would seem an easy one considering the circumstances. She should tell Ray the truth, and she does… eventually. But she does more damage by not telling him right then and there. He meets klaus… and luther. He is angry, upset and thinks that Alison has the goal of stopping the Civil Rights movement. After she tells him the truth, he understands, he still loves her, and forgives her. But how much trouble would she have saved if she had not lied to him at all?

We see a similar story in Genesis 20. Abraham and Sarah are traveling through a new land, and Abraham tells Sarah to tell everyone that Abraham is her brother. Now this wasn’t exactly a lie because Abraham and Sarah had the same dad, but it did leave out a very crucial bit of information… that they were married. The king in the land saw Sarah, and thought she would make a good wife so he took her into his household to marry her. Thankfully things didn’t move super fast in those days, so when the king went to sleep God came to him in a dream and told him that if he(the king) didn’t return Sarah to Abraham that he would die. The king was so upset! He called Abraham into his court and asked him why he didn’t tell anyone that Sarah was not just his sister but also his wife. Abraham’s excuse was that Sarah was so beautiful that he feared that someone would kill him just so they could marry Sarah. This whole ordeal could have been avoided if Abraham had just been honest. Same with Alison and Ray. Both situations would have been better if they had just been honest.

Sometimes being dishonest with people, or even just not telling them the whole truth, can be tempting. It’s easier to let them believe what they want to believe than give them the whole truth. But as Christians this is not how we are supposed to act. Proverbs lay this out for us.

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, 19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV

Lying in even the smallest since is something God Hates! We should strive to be people who are known to be honest and truthful even when it’s hard.

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