Perspective: The Six Million Dollar Man

Posted: July 28, 2015 in Perspective
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Six Million Dollar manI’m going to date myself here, but when I was a kid, I loved watching The Six Million Dollar Man, with Lee Majors. In fact, I can remember, after watching an episode, I’d put on my tennis shoes and go outside to see if I could run real fast, just like him.

‘When astronaut Steve Austin is severely injured in the crash of an experimental aircraft, he is “rebuilt” – his right arm, both legs and the left eye are replaced with bionic implants that enhance his strength, speed and vision far above human norms. He can run at speeds of 60 mph and his eye has a 20:1 zoom lens and infrared capabilities, while his bionic limbs all have the equivalent power of a bulldozer. He uses his enhanced abilities to work as a secret agent.’

 Reminds me of what God does in our own lives. Too often, we ‘crash’ experimenting with the things of this world. However, like the scientists in the show, God doesn’t let our ‘crash’ be the end of the story. Even broken and hanging onto life, He finds great value in who we are; rebuilding us… not only back to life, but with ‘bionic’ (Holy Spirit) ‘implants that enhance our strength, speed and vision far above human norms.’ Equipped with super-human ‘strength’, God enlists us as His secret agents to share His Good News, both in Word and deed.

So whether you may feel like you’ve crashed personally, maybe it’s a relationship, maybe a business venture, maybe it’s your faith… whatever the ‘crash’, don’t let it be the end of your ‘story’, but rather, let it be the beginning of a new chapter. Give your ‘disaster’ to God. Let Him take the pieces of your situation, your circumstance, your life… even as mangled and broken as you perceive them to be. He wants you to be amazed at the re-building power that lies within your reach. ‘Gentlemen, we can rebuild him… we have the capability… to make that man better than he was before. Better. Stronger. Faster.’

I can do all things thru Christ who gives me strength.’ Philippians 4:13

Be still and know that I am God.’ Psalm 46:10


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