“A successful rescue in outer space… They have done what many people thought was impossible. Mark Watney has been successfully rescued.”
The announcer declared this live to a worldwide audience when the Hermes crew came back for astronaut Mark Watney in the move The Martian. During a sudden strong storm on Mars, the crew thought Watney dead when he was only injured and knocked unconscious. They followed instructions from NASA to leave immediately. Watney woke up to find himself alone on Mars.
Not just because I’m a Matt Damon fan (AND we share the same birthday), but I was so moved by The Martian that I own it! And I admit, I watch the rescue scene quite a lot. If you’ve been with me in this online community for a while, then you know movies speak to me.
Today I want to encourage you if you feel like astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian.
While I’m certain producers and writers intended no spiritual parallels in The Martian, the glaring metaphor is unavoidable.
If you are a visual learner, and know what it’s like to be
ALL AT THE SAME TIME…then please, consider watching your life on-screen in The Martian. I hope they don’t mind me telling you that it will bless your life. (smile)
There’s a hope I want to give you that when the Lord deems necessary, you will have your own SUCCESSFUL RESCUE. With your participation, and the encouragement and efforts of many, you’ll solve the problems and adjust course to reunite with life and support and health and peace again.
That’s the point. God can bring you back to earth from your Mars. He can support the elaborate effort for your rescue. And the reward for survival on this level is not the table prepared in the presence of your enemies (Psalm 23:5). The reward is your life back, but different after facing absolute impossibility and helplessness. The reward is a restored view of community, faith and love when what never meant to desert you returns for you and carries you back. [lift your hands right there and thank the Lord!]
You, my dear Royal One, are YOU. on Mars — in mind, emotions, and/or experience. You are far away from what He created for you (Psalm 115:16).
So here are some suggestions for permitting the rescue. [Remember, the crew needs your participation…and it takes getting over you and getting in there with the team remotely to get yourself home.]
Look towards your rescue and LIVE, Royal Ones! Selah, and watch The Martian.
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