Emptied & Humbled: Wreck-it Ralph – Death

This is part of Emptied & Humbled, a movie based Lenten devotional. The whole devotional can be found here.

Lent is about Death. We anticipate Jesus’ death on Good Friday and then celebrate his defeat of death on Easter/Resurrection Sunday!


As we said yesterday, Ralph emptied himself and humbled himself. So much so that he was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. Ralph emptied and humbled himself to the point of death.

Yea, I know he didn’t die.

But he was willing to die.

He thought he was going to die.

And he did it anyway.

Ralph made the ultimate sacrifice.

This sacrifice is the point of Lent.

During Lent, we stop and remember what Jesus did for us. We stop and consider what Jesus sacrificed for us.

We ponder what he emptied himself of. We wonder at how the creator God could humble himself.

Somewhere during Lent, we remember that what he did, he did for us. What he did, he did for me.  What he did, he did for you.

In the same way that Vanellope had he “glitch,” we have our own glitches.

We know our crap. We know the stuff we usually try to hide.

Even with all that stuff, Jesus loves us. Jesus loves us so much that even while we were still dirty, rotten sinners, he died for us.

Yes, Lent is about death.

Not just Jesus’, but also the little deaths we die to every day.

The death of our pride. The death of our own selfish desire. The death of our ego.

What in your life needs to die? What are you holding onto? What do you need to let go of?

This Lent season – today – think about what Jesus did for you. Then consider what you should do for Jesus.

Emptied and Humbled. A movie-based Lenten devotional

This is part of Emptied & Humbled, a movie based Lenten devotional. The whole devotional can be found here.

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