Is It Now?

One of my favorite movies is Minority Report. Just about any movie that references the near future with any amount of realism and suspension of disbelief strikes a chord with me.

The premise of the movie revolves around three young people known as Precogs who, through a series of events in their lives, become able to see murders that occur in the future before they occur. As a result, they are used as an early detection system for law enforcement. Unfortunately, this requires them to be kept permanently semi-comatose.

Tom Cruise’s character, John Anderton, in an effort to determine who is trying to frame him, breaks one of the Precogs (Agatha) out of their facility in order to “download” some information from her. As Agatha’s medication begins to wear off, she begins to become aware of her surroundings. As she does, she asks Anderton…

Is it now?

She was so unaware of reality that she didn’t know if she was experiencing real time or the future.

While we may not be in a chemically-induced dream state, we as Christians are more than capable of dwelling in a stupor, unaware of reality.

Sin is a blinding force…

  • It can make us believe that we are untouchable.
  • It can dim our vision and discernment concerning spiritual things.
  • It can damage our testimony and make us seek shelter via shame.

The Word of God is the ultimate reality. Sin is the act of disregarding the Bible and treating lightly the desires of our Creator. Embracing the reality of Scripture is to embrace God’s perfect will for our lives and for our walk with Him.

Open my eyes, that I may behold

wondrous things out of your law.

I am a sojourner on the earth;

hide not your commandments from me!

My soul is consumed with longing

for your rules at all times.

Psalm 119:18-20