I came across this show on Netflix and decided to give it a try. For some reason I started in the middle of the series…so I pretty much have no idea what is going on, but I learned something from it anyway. As a bonus, Dean, from Gilmore Girls, is on the show.
I can’t recommend the show (only because I have only watched 1.25 episodes of it and I totally don’t get it), but from what I gather, it’s about these guys that hunt and kill demons. So in the episode that I was watching, one of the main characters actually dies and gets pulled out of hell by an angel because God is not done with him (please don’t get caught up in the weirdness of that and not read this post). So, after they discover that it’s maybe an angel that rescued him and not a demon, this is the conversation that takes place. Just for the record, Dean is the one that was rescued, Sam is Dean’s brother, and Bobby is…well, I don’t know cause I have only seen one episode.
Dean: Ok, say it’s true. Say, there are angels. Then what? There’s a God?
Bobby: At this point, I guess money is on yeah.
Dean: I don’t know guys.
Sam: Ok, I know you’re not all choir boy about this stuff, but this is becoming less and less about faith and more and more about proof.
Dean: Proof that there is a God out there that actually gives a crap about me, personally? I’m sorry, but I’m not buying it.
Sam: Why not?
Dean: Because, why me? If there is a God out there, why would He give a crap about me? I mean I’ve saved some people, ok (he means saved them from demons)? I figured that made up for the stealing and the ditching chicks, but why do I deserve to get saved? I’m just a regular guy.
Sam: Well apparently you’re a regular guy that’s important to the man upstairs.
Dean: Well that creeps me out. I mean I don’t like getting singled out at birthday parties, much less by God.
Sam: Well, too bad Dean, cause I think he wants you to strap on your party hat.
That last line sent my head spinning. I rewound it to listen to this conversation again. Putting aside all of your feelings towards a show about demon hunters, I think this conversation applies to a lot of us. It’s so hard for us to grasp that God would care enough about us, just regular people who mess up a lot, to save us. I mean we may have done some good things here and there, but why are we worth rescuing? But instead of questioning your worth, instead of trying to prove yourself, instead of constantly trying to explain and find reason for everything…
…maybe it’s time for you to put your party hat on.
Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.
Romans 5: 6-8