Rose: “But it’s not! It’s now! That fight is happening right now, and he’s fighting for us! For the whole planet, and I’m just sitting here eating chips! … But what do I do every day, mum? What do I do? Get up – catch the bus – go to work – come back home – eat chips and go to bed? Is that it? … But I can’t! … it was a better life… The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life. You know, he showed you too. That you don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand. You say no. You have the guts to do what’s right when everyone else just runs away.”
I’m sure that I barely need to draw any parallels here, do I? While we sit here eating chips Jesus the Creator is sustaining the Universe. He keeps everything turning, suspended in space in just the right place so we don’t get fried by the sun (like chips?) . . . And for those of us who have found new life in Him, everything is different! Do you remember that moment the “eyes of your heart” were opened? Now everything looks different, our perspective is shifted and we see this world and our life with new eyes, with new joy and we see the unique opportunities we have to do good and fight for Him on this planet. He is fighting for us, He has fought for us, against the unseens powers, and He won!
Jesus has given us Life in abundance, a better life, eternal life. He has given us His Spirit, not of timidity but of love, power and sound mind so that we can stand and fight for what is right when everyone else walks away.