Emptied & Humbled: Guardians of the Galaxy – Death

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

Lent is about death. Specifically, Lent is about Jesus’ sacrificial death. Yes, a huge part of Lent is preparing for Good Friday.

We-are-Groot

As we saw yesterday, Groot, like Jesus, chose to make the ultimate sacrifice for his friends, for his community.

While sacrifice does not often lead to physical death, it does usually lead to a death. When we choose one thing over another we must often let our pride, our will, or our own desire die.

Going a little farther, he threw himself down with his face to the ground and prayed, MyFather, if possible, let this cup pass from me! Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Matthew 26:39)

Look, I don’t completely understand what this means. But there is some sense where Jesus, the Son of Man, pleaded with God the Father to let the cup, the crucifixion, pass from him. But in the same prayer Jesus, the Son of God, emptied himself of his own will and humbled himself to, submitted to, God the Father.

Today I leave you with one question; In what area of your life is God asking you to submit to him?

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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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