Saturday, February 09, 2008

There You Go in my Favorite Show

I love finding You in Lost places
seeing You in man-made masterpieces
breathless humanity in the questions
dangling carrot answers shrink to hints
on a slinky coil of truth
that can stretch as far as you pull it
the living room blurrs from view
as we travel inside the box
of an out of the box story
like Alice and her looking glass
we gasp at our own reflections
criminals who found love
men just trying to fix things
people with pasts
that flood back in every time it rains
and we're all wondering who can be trusted
we're all waiting to be rescued
as we live together, die alone
and never stay put for too long
chasing after and running from You
on this big green and blue island
but for those once lost, we found
it doesn't have to be so scary
the Church isn't just a corporate experiment
You aren't the monster they think You are
and the rescue
already happened

"What does God have to do to get your attention?"
Rose ("SOS" Lost)

"Spirituality on the island, as in our outer world, includes many different beliefs, and the expressions of spiritual faith vary as much as the individuals who profess these widely ranging beliefs. Lost's many characters wrestle with their interpretations about what is happening on the island and whether a Divine Creator, a large corporate entity , the Dharma Initative, the Others, the Monster, or nothing at all is running the show."
Lynette Porter and David Lavery, Unlocking the Meaning of Lost

"In recent American surveys, as many as 95 percent of people have professed they believe in God or a higher power--they just can't seem to agree on what that higher power is. In Lost, this dominant view is the position taken as well. God 's existence is not disputed. Yet defining God is left for the viewer to answer."
J ohn Ankerberg and Dillon Burroughs, What Can be Found in Lost

"The lifeboat goes out to the rescue, and the captain gets drowned in the process . . .With Jesus, God's rescue operation has been put into affect once and for all."
N.T. Wright, Simply Christian

"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." Luke 19:10

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