Hercules: Not just another kid movie

Tonight, I thought about one of my favorite childhood movies, Hercules. I was easily captivated by good music and happiness. This movie was different because it was meant to tell the story, from a child’s perspective, of the greek god.

The movie like most had a hero, villain, love interest and a battle between good and evil or light and dark. In this movie the love interest plays a role in helping the bad guy. Of course this causes a ripple between Hercules and the love interest.

Yet my favorite scene, um besides the very annoying song, which I know word for word. The song is the love interest attempting to deny her love for Hercules. Why do we do that? Why do we deny love? Oh well that’s a blog for another day.

So my second favorite scene is about Hercules last test. He has to save his love interest and reject his god status in order to travel through a river of lost souls. The catch, his human body wasn’t designed to survive the trip. So he’s granted access~by the villain~ to start a trip that he was never expected to survive.

Isn’t that something? There are some people applauding your journey with no expectation of its success. They do not expect you to win or even return from the journey. Check your cheerleaders! Trust me when I say, It ain’t over so hang in there.

1 John 4:4 NIV “You dear children are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world”.

Back to the story, once his human body reached the point of death he grabs her soul and returns back to earth, bypassing the villain. Thus his ultimate sacrifice and relentless love saves her.

Maybe I should have started this post by saying spoiler alert but so what if you know the ending, go back watch the movie, the ending won’t change~the hero wins and love conquers all. Spoiler

Guess what, this is very true for us. Because He first loved us, our Hero~Jesus wins. Love conquers all.

John 3:16 NIV For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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