Tomorrowland, the movie, is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film. The film tells the story of a former boy genius, jaded by disillusionment, and a young girl, bright, optimistic, and bursting with scientific curiosity, who embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world and themselves forever. It is a movie of hope.
Today, we just have to read our newspapers, watch the news on television, or listen to the radio, to realize that the world is in desperate need of hope. When we look at the world around us, with its many serious problems, including poverty, injustice, war, overpopulation, environmental degradation, and lack of love towards our fellow human beings, it's all too easy to become either angry and frustrated on the one hand, or passive and despondent on the other. Hopelessness is all around us, and we fear for the future and the future of our children's children.
But, there is hope.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 – "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." (NLT)
Christ in you is that hope to change what is in your power to change. It may be standing up for the down-trodden, the cast-out, the defenceless, the orphan, or the widow. It may be volunteering in hospitals and old age homes. It may be listening to the broken-hearted and elderly. It may be finding a cure for cancer and all the other deadly diseases. It may be praying for your family, your neighbours, and the leaders of the world.
2 Peter 3:13 – But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. (NASB)
Prayer: Lord God, Creator of heaven and earth, with Your Holy Spirit guiding us, may we bring about much-needed changes in this world that You have given us to care for. Grant us the strength and the courage to help the helpless. Give us the assurance that one day, in Your good time, everything will become brand new. Amen.
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