Monday, May 20, 2013

The Eleventh Hour

Yesterday I watched my very first "regenerate" episode of Doctor Who. It was also my first time seeing an episode with Matt Smith. Yes. The Eleventh Hour, I loved it. I just recently got into Doctor Who so sorry I'm way behind on everything in this fandom. But it was a good episode and of course, I learned something from it! Yay! (I feel like the only person on earth who had never seen this episode but if there are more of you like me, forewarning, there will be spoilers after this point.)

   In this episode, the TARDIS crashes and it happens to be in someones backyard. Inside the house a little girl prays for a police man or someone to help her with the scary crack in her wall. Upon hearing the crash, she runs outside to see what could have made the ruckus. That's when she sees it; the big, blue police box crashed into her shed...and then a man comes out of it. The Doctor. Blah blah blah happens but I'm just going to skip to the important part. The Doctor ends up having to do a five minute jump into the future because of whatever thing was going on with the TARDIS. The little girl, known as Amelia Pond, begs him not to go. But he says it will just be for five minutes. Just five minutes.

"Trust me. I'm the Doctor." He said.

So after the Doctor leaves, little Amelia goes to back up her things to go with him when he returns. So she sits on her little suit case outside and she waits...

   and waits...
  
   and waits...

   and waits...

   He never showed up.

   For 12 years she waited for him. She saw four different therapists and she drew pictures of him and sculptures and she dreamed of him. She thought he was gone, never to come back.

   But he did. 12 years later. He came back. Now for the Doctor he was only gone for five minutes, but for little Amelia Pond it was a long 12 years.

   The night I watched this my brother spoke at out youth group and one point he made was to wait on God. Sometimes we ask for things form Him. We ask Him to take away our struggles, to heal us, or to bring us out of a trial, or much like Amy Pond, to help us with the things that scare us. But sometimes He doesn't. God answers with "Yes." "No." or "Not yet." But its hard to wait on God's answer. Its hard to wait so long for God to take away fear or fix our hurt. But we need to remember that God's timing is perfect. (Clearly the Doctor's wasn't, but God's is.) Patience is a hard thing to learn. But God makes so many promises to us in His word. Psalm 34:7 says "The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them." And Psalm 37:7 says "Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him."

   When you're going through a hard time and you just want God to take you out of it, know that help is on the way. He is coming. He is always with you and He says He will never leave you nor forsake you. When you pray so hard and keep asking Him to come deliver you and take away your pain, you know what He says?

   "Trust me."

   He will come. It may be five minutes or it may be twelve years. But He will get back all that was stolen from you and He will restore you. He will bring you out of this. Wait on Him. And trust Him, He's God. (I was paraphrasing...)

   "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)

   "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

   

2 comments:

  1. So at what season did you start watching Doctor Who from? I have been a fan since the beginning of the reboot back in 2005 and it is my favorite TV series of all-time.
    Great message you have written here, very inspiring.

    -James

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    1. I just started watching it this year and I started with the Christopher Eccelston episodes. But I've been bouncing around watching random ones now. haha.

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