This week on Geek Devotions, Celeste takes a look at Marvel’s latest MCU film, Black Widow. In this film Natasha comes face to face with her past and is asked how she managed to stay pure… her answer? The words of her mother. How do keeping the words passed down to us from our parents and the scriptures keep us faithful? Join us today and find out.
Dallas and I went to see Black Widow this last weekend, and if you would like to read the spoiler-free review we have up on the website, you can find links down below.
I have been waiting for this movie since 2010, we have all wanted to find out what happened in Budapest, and Marvel has done it. In the film, we meet Natasha’s family, a group of Russians who infiltrated Ohio to steal secrets from S.H.E.I.D., technically Hydra. But that’s another story. At first, you think this is a really good situation. The two girls look healthy and happy, and the parents seem to be as well. And during one of those moments, the mom says to the youngest, who has hurt her knee, “Pain makes you stronger.” Later after a series of events, Natasha and Elaina are reunited, and Elaina says to her, “How did you not lose your heart.”
Natasha replies, “I listened to what you told us,” which is a similar phrase that we see in Proverbs 4:20- 22
My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.
Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV
This is clearly a parent talking to a child, but because we know as Christians that all scripture, even that which wasn’t meant for us directly, is profitable for us and meant to be used for instruction in our walk as Christians. So as Christians, we should take the words of scripture and keep them within our hearts, keep them where we can get them quickly when we need them. Make them a part of us to the point where even if we can’t quote verbatim, we can know the context and ideas of the scriptures and, in turn, know God feels about any given situation. It kind of relates back to last week’s episode, but this is the practical side of things. To know God, we have to study and be able to understand what He has said.