This week on Geek Devotions, Celeste takes at something interesting that was said in Netflix’s Wednesday. One particular character discusses the awkward place they are in trying to fit into two different worlds. This conversation really struck a chord in Celeste as it highlights the struggle some Christian Geeks deal with.
In the new Netflix Original show, “Wednesday,” we find an intriguing mystery. Wednesday has been the target of murder, and a strange beast in the woods is attacking people. Wednesday seeks out a teacher and her dorm mother, Marilyn Thornhill, who Christina Ricci plays. During their conversation, Thornhill states, “I’m too weird for the normies, too normal for the freaks.” Today on Geek Devotions, we will discuss what the Bible says we are to act when we don’t fit in.
Ricci’s character feels like she doesn’t fit into any world. She’s too strange for the “normal world” but not quite strange enough for the strange world. As Christians and Christian Geeks, we frequently have this same issue. We are “too Christian” for the Geek world but too geeky for the Christian world. It’s something that even if we have found communities where we fit in, we as Christian geeks, have experienced at one time or another.
But in John 18:36, Jesus says:
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”John 18:36 English Standard Version | ESV)
His kingdom isn’t of this world, which means we are not meant to fit in with the world as Christians, but as geeks, we are uniquely positioned to show others that God loves them. Of course, this doesn’t mean we use our geekiness as an excuse to participate in sinful activities. But when we are in geek spaces, we look at things through the lens of a biblical worldview. So when you feel like you don’t fit in, when you feel like you’re too Christian for one group or too Geeky for one group, remember that God created you, loves you, and wants to show others his love through his love for you.