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Are you using your shield?

Have you seen “Rise of the Guardians” yet? Hopefully after reading this you will. I do believe that in the near future it will become a part of our movie collection and not just a return to the redbox. I want to share with you one more thing about this movie that parallel’s our lives and shine the light of the truth that goes along side it. (And hopefully you’ll discover some other truths tucked in there after watching it.) Are you ready?


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Everyday we have choices that we must make. We have to decide who we are going to follow. Who we are going to listen too. Who influences us. Who do we trust. Who do we believe…

By the end of the movie, out of the entire world, only one child still believes.
Fear and darkness, (aka the boogie man), doesn’t want any child to believe in good things. He wants all hope destroyed. (Sound like anything that you see on the news today?)

In a “wild west stand off”  it’s the boy verses the boogie man.  Good verses evil.

The boogie man rises to overcome him, throwing taunts at the boy, saying he’s going to loose.  Boogie moves in closer.  Trying to intimidate the boy he tells him again he’s going to be defeated; he can’t win.

Standing firm and in one spectacular move, the boy raises his hand high (as if holding an invisible shield) and speaks against the boogie man saying, “I believe in you, I don’t fear you.”  The unseen powerful shield breaks the darkness and the golden light explodes against the evil. The boy wins.

Stay with me now.  What a statement.  The boy believed there was darkness, but he didn’t fear the darkness.

Let that sink in a minute.

Brothers and sisters in Christ we have no reason to fear. (Romans 8:38-39)

Back to my question.  Are you using your shield? Who do you believe? Whose side are you on? Do you have a shield to fight the good fight of faith? We may not see the fiery darts that come our way or the shield that we hold in our hand.  But it’s up to us to raise the shield of faith high to fight against it. If you ever needed a visual picture to understand what that concept might look like, it’s in the last 15 minutes of this movie.

Ephesians 6 talks about the armor of the Lord and how we have that armor to wear, to put on like clothing, to face our day.  The question is do we wear it?  Do we know how?  I encourage you to read verses … you know what, I ask that you  read them all.  There are only 24 verses.  You can find it here – Ephesians 6

What now?

Brothers and sisters, be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.


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About Vicki L. Moag

Author Vicki L. Moag grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania with a love for music and the outdoors. Now, whether singing in a choir, the congregation, or teaching children, she finds a way to share her love of music with others. She currently resides with her family in South Carolina, where they enjoy countless adventures together.


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