In an effort to continue to take advantage of our $4 movies up here in Minnesota, the other day, B and I went to see The Amazing Spider-Man. I assumed this Spider-Man picked up where Tobey Maguire left off, but ten years after Tobey debuted as Spider-Man, they’re already rebooting and starting over. I’ll be honest, I enjoyed this one much more than the last ones. I liked the new casting–Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (real life loves) were perfect!
As I sat in the packed theater at a Sunday matinee, I began thinking about just how much our culture is obsessed with superheroes. I mean, just look at the hundreds of millions of dollars each one of these movies rakes in. In just six days, The Amazing Spider-Man had already grossed over $135 million here in the US and over $335 million internationally! I think we as a society enjoy knowing there are good guys out there capable of rescuing us; we’re a people in need of saving.
Similar to Liam Neeson’s character in Taken, as I watched Spider-Man swing from building to building shooting his web at the bad guys and saving NYC from a giant, evil lizard, I became increasingly aware of the lengths our God goes to save us, rescue us, and redeem us. For starters, He sent His only son to die for our sins so we could live eternally with Him. I mean, when it comes to saving, you really can’t really top that.
And as we move through life amidst the pain, struggles, and evil that surrounds us, we can take heart that in God, we have a real-life Hero who sees us, who knows us, who saves us, and rescues us. He is our one, true Savior. A Savior who moves mountains and is mighty to save His children.