Tuesday, June 04, 2013


So, my current TV obsession is Merlin. I like to say it’s current since I’m in denial that it is over.  But the last episode of the series was so moving that I’ve watched it 3 times. And it has encouraged me in my faith in a surprising way. 

Perspective 1

I am moved by Merlin’s loyalty to his king. I am moved by his unmovable devotion to the ideals of his king; time and again he denies his own interest for the interests of his king.  He does not push himself forward to take credit for what he has done. In fact, it is rare that anyone sees the way he works for his king.  When his king finally sees him for who he is, so many things come to light.  

“Why are you doing this…why are you still behaving like a servant?” “It’s my destiny as it has been since the day we met. I do this because of who you are.”

and later

“I was born to serve you, Arthur. And I’m proud of that, and I wouldn’t change a thing.”

I want to be devoted to my King like that! I am moved and challenged by that devotion and loyalty.


Perspective 2

After my initial frustrations with Arthur’s difficulty accepting his new knowledge of Merlin, I watched again from his perspective, and I saw something different.  I watched him struggle through feelings of anger and perceived betrayal, but he gradually moved to a place of acceptance. One thing that stood out to me was the kind of humility that I saw in Arthur as he realized that a person of great power had been walking with him and serving him for years.

And I ask myself, why would Jesus walk along with me and serve me? Why would He help me through my small life? Why would He who can do all things help me find my lost sunglasses? Why would the maker of heaven and earth wash my feet? I am humbled by this in a new way.


Thanks God for using a crazy TV show in my life to bring me a new appreciation for who You are and who I want to be for You.


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