Lately I watched the movie Wonder Woman. I know, I am quite late to the party, having a baby will do that to you. Though I watched it for entertainment, I couldn’t resist seeing a very obvious Biblical principle stemming out of it.
MANAGING FINANCES – Lately my baby was fighting a cold. Her tiny nose was stuffed and she was struggling to both feed and breathe. She’d eat voraciously for a few seconds then would give up her bottle searching for air. That would be until her hunger pangs got the best of her, and then she’d need to breathe again. The cycle continued for a few minutes as she battled between two essential needs.
Financial struggles can make us feel that way. When finances are tight, it can be a game of survival. Which is the next most pressing need to prioritize? Will it be rent, electricity, food? If this is your reality, you know exactly what I mean.
The temperature was just right, a summer evening like I love them. My pal and I sat outside with our friends, amused, as they bombarded us with questions they couldn’t keep to themselves. “You are young and healthy, and you’ve got your life ahead of yourself. What is it that you need in this Jesus thing?” They couldn’t grasp how we could rejoice in Christ, nor what pleasure we could take in our new-found faith.