This week on Geek Devotions, Celeste takes a look at episode 1 of Disney Plus’ Marvel’s What If? In What If, one tiny details changes the path for Steve Rogers; but does that change the actions of Steve? Join us this Friday at 4 PM as takes a look at this and asks the questions, does a change in your life situation mean that you need to change your commitment to God?
Today we are discussing the brand new series called “What If?” “What if” follows various alternative timelines lines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first episode is, what if Peggy Carter got the super-soldier serum rather than Steve Rogers?
This was a fascinating episode to watch. While Peggy is the main focus of the episode, you see this side story of Steve becoming what they call the “Hydra Stomper.” What we learn in this episode is that Steve always will choose to fight for what he believes in because that is the type of person he chooses to be. And this leads to an excellent example for us as Christians
Romans 8:27-28 (English Standard Version | ESV)
“And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. ”
We see here in Romans that if we search our heart, strive to know the mind of God that the Spirit will work everything to our good. Steve Rogers actively sought to be heroic. As a result, in any timeline, he will always be. Can we as Christians say that we have ingrained in us so profoundly the principles of righteousness and godly-ness that we would love God in every potential timeline? What about just in a moment when a situation in front of you changes suddenly?
This is the true challenge for us as followers of Jesus. We must trust in God that no matter how the situation plays out, we must be faithful, knowing that God will work things out for us in the end. It may not be what we want it to be, it may take longer for things to work out than we wish to, but He is faithful.