LOST (Spoilers)

May 27, 2010

My husband and I don’t watch much television but we did watch LOST. We were captivated from the first episode. Sure, we couldn’t understand everything that was happening (and that was one of its charms) but we fell in love with the story.

Each episode focused on the broken lives of the characters off the island, their second chances and redemption on the island, and continually offered stories of hope, faith, and forgiveness.

While reading posts about the finale recently, I stumbled upon the term “soul cluster”. A writer described the castaways as creating a spiritual group with the other islanders. These people influenced each other and eventually led each person to their final destination. The characters couldn’t pass on (or didn’t want to pass on) to eternity without the other members of their inner circle. They had grieved together, rejoiced together, and made their way through that maze of an island together.

I have thought about soul clusters for the past few days. We all have a band of friends or acquaintances who have left lasting impressions on our lives. They are the people who have influenced us (whether good or bad) and because of that, have shaped us into the people we are today.

Not only do we have that group, but we are part of someone else’s inner circle. How we treat someone, the words we say, even our attitudes about spiritual and non-spiritual topics influence others for (or against) Christ.

There’s a great finale coming one day. Like the one on television, it may not offer every answer to every mystery and sadly, it may not be exactly like some have planned either. There will be those who will be greatly disappointed when they finally see Jesus and hear him say those words, “I never knew you.”

But there will be others who will be overjoyed. They are the ones who had been lost on this island but had given their lives to Jesus. They didn’t understand everything that happened to them nor did they claim to have all the answers. All they were certain of was the man of God who loved them so much that he laid down his life for them.

Christ lived, he died, and he rose again and He did it all because of you. When you boil life’s problems down, isn’t this the only reality that really matters?

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life. John 3:16

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  •    John Dobbs  |  May 27th, 2010 at 4:35 pm     Reply

    Great thoughts Paula!

  •    tina cutsinger  |  May 27th, 2010 at 5:03 pm     Reply

    I agree with John!

  •    Terry  |  May 27th, 2010 at 6:01 pm     Reply

    I do, too.

  •    Katherine  |  June 16th, 2010 at 7:23 am     Reply

    Awesome thoughts, Paula!! Amen and AMEN!! 🙂

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