Everybody loves a good spy thriller.
That is why James Bond is the longest running film series in history. We love secret agents. We love to live vicariously through their exploits, because they are like real-life superheroes. Whether they are defined by coolness, like Bond, or resourcefulness, like MacGiver, or leadership, like Ethan Hunt, or sheer animal determination, like Jason Bourne, secret agents capture our imaginations.
I think it is partly because we wish we were as cool or resourceful or charismatic or determined as them; but I think it is also because they are willing to put everything on the line for a mission. We especially see this with Hunt and his Impossible Mission Force, who receives this secret message about a mission, has to memorize the whole thing, then has to come up with a plan and throw together a team to make it all happen - usually within the next 48 hours or so. Crazy. Of course this is exciting.
An impossible mission comes down from on high, and our faithful agents have to accomplish the mission or die trying. And whoever ends up working with Bond or Hunt or Bourne knows that their leader will stop at nothing to accomplish the mission.
But do you know what’s even crazier? This is exactly what God asks US to do. We have a leader who gave his life for the mission of reconciling God with his creation, and we are God’s agents in that mission. We are his Impossible Mission Force.
So maybe we’re not as qualified as a secret agent, but we’re teaming up with the guy who is, and he will absolutely stop at nothing to accomplish this mission. Will you join him?
This Sunday, we’re talking about how we talk to God about this very topic. So, join us December 6, 10am, to see what Jesus has to say about your mission.
This week’s message: PRAYER - Kingdom: Speaking for God (Matthew 6:10).