This week on Geek Devotions, we’re delving into the profound themes embedded in “The Marvels” film. Watch as Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau unite against the Kree, prompting a thought-provoking reflection on family dynamics. Drawing parallels to the concept of the Family of God, we explore the notion that approaching God doesn’t necessitate perfection but rather a willingness to be a part of His transformative journey. Monica’s impactful line, “That’s not how family works,” becomes a gateway to understanding God’s grace and the beauty found in imperfection within His family. Join us for an engaging discussion on embracing growth, righteousness, and the deeper spiritual message interwoven into this Marvelous storyline.
In the latest Marvel installment of 2023, we witnessed a powerful alliance between Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Maria Rambeau. They joined forces to tackle a Kree threat, causing chaos. However, the real gem of the movie came near its conclusion when Carol confided in Monica about why she never returned home – a big mistake she desperately tried to fix. Maria’s response was both insightful and profound: “That’s not how family works.”
Today on Geek Devotions, we delve into the concept of the Family of God inspired by Maria’s poignant words.
As mentioned earlier, Monica’s statement holds a universal truth: family is a sanctuary where one can seek help, especially when mistakes have been made. This parallels the way Christ embraces us. Salvation through Christ isn’t contingent on having our lives perfectly in order before approaching Him. He desires us to be part of His family just as we are. The transformation towards holiness and righteousness comes afterward.
In John 3:16-17 (ESV), we find a beautiful representation of God’s unconditional love:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
Furthermore, Romans 8:16-17 informs us that, as believers, we are now part of the family of God. These scriptures highlight two crucial points: God welcomes us as we are and initiates a transformative work within us. We don’t have to be perfect; we need to be willing.
Once we acknowledge our place in God’s family, we gain a supportive environment to grow and understand more about God. From this position, we can begin to live lives of holiness and righteousness.
Before Christ, we were all sinners, but after embracing Christ, we become integral members of the family of God. Instead of expecting each other to be absolutely perfect, let’s focus on supporting each other in our journeys with God.