Lay it down

This past weekend, my mother, two of my sisters, and I, watched a very inspiring movie on Netflix entitled, Arctic. I don’t remember the lead’s name, but the setting was centered around a fallen aircraftman, as he raced to survive the bone-chilling weather. With his food and water supply running low, he set forth on a long and almost impossible journey of making it out alive.

Spoiler alert: Not only am I going to give the movie away, but I’m also giving away a free gem.

As he sought refuge, he saw a helicopter in the distance, and signaled by burning a hand-flame (I’m sure that’s not the appropriate term), to let them know he was there. As the plane attempted to descend, it spiraled out of control and crashed into a large snowbank. One of the crew members had immediately expired, while the other was injured, but alive. For what seemed like eternity, the man and woman trekked across the sea of snow, as he fought relentlessly to pull them both to safety.

During one of his final attempts at survival, he saw another aircraft and motioned to get its attention, but it left without them. Having no other choice, he surrendered and laid next to the woman. The moment he laid his burdens down, the aircraft came to their rescue. Does this movie sound familiar? Maybe you’ve seen it before, but not on Netflix. Perhaps in your own lives. You’ve carried around backloads of issues and problems, and no matter how heavy the load became, you still tried to find the answer on your own, rather than casting your cares and burdens to God.

Like the man in the movie, you may be in survival mode right now and have made many attempts to seek refuge, only to be passed by. However, when you choose to allow God to do everything instead of in your own strength, that’s when He will come to your aide. A lot of people have this idea that surrendering is a bad thing, when it’s not. If anything, it’s the best thing you can do to see the mighty hand of God.


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