Preacher's Blog

Preacher's Blog

“Keep Your Island in Your Mind”

Categories: Christian Living, Encouragement, Family, Joshuah Ellis

Over Thanksgiving, the whole family went to see the newest Disney movie, Moana. The movie is about a Polynesian girl who is charged with the task of crossing the ocean to deliver a stone in order to save her people and her island. Just imagine Lord of the Rings with a lot more water, coconuts and the expected Disney music and magic. Anyway, my kids are obsessed with it. In fact, we had to buy the soundtrack of which they now know just about every word both English and Samoan. Car rides are super fun now.

More to the point, there is a song entitled “We Know the Way” (click here to hear it) which talks about the navigation style of the Polynesians of that era who managed to explore and discover hundreds of islands over hundreds of thousands of square miles of ocean within the Polynesian triangle which spans from New Zeland to the Hawaiian islands to Easter Island (source). They did all of this without a compass, sextant, gps or any other device that could even be considered relatively modern. Their method involved reading the stars, understand the currents and temperature of the ocean and keeping their island in their mind…literally.

What they managed to do was nothing short of amazing. In order to know where they were out on the ocean, these Polynesian navigators had to be aware of where their home island was in reference to their current position. Still, this concept serves as a beautiful double metaphor. While they had to literally keep the location of their home in their thoughts, they also chose to remember where they came from culturally as the Polynesian culture was spread throughout this vast area.

So this may be a stretch, but I can help but think about how this mindset applies to Christians as well. The idea of remembering where we come from, not in a literal sense necessarily, but spiritually. 

  • Children are referred to as heritage from the Lord (Psalm 127:3-5). We belong to God as we all came from God.
  • This world is not our home. We are travelers on this earth and there is no place here that we are intended to call our final destination (1 Peter 2:11-12).
  • We are to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as He is the One who will guide us to our home in heaven (Hebrews 12:2; John 14:6).

While I don’t think it was the point of Moana to encourage people to follow Jesus, it is certainly something I have taken away from seeing the movie…and listening to the soundtrack for hundreds of hours. In remembering who we are and where we come from, we are better able to find our way home. Its a beautiful parallel to our journey as Christians who are navigating this world all the while trying to reach that Home in Heaven that has been prepared for us.

Do with this what you will, these are just some of my thoughts. I hope it helps you to remember who you are, where you come from, and most importantly, where you are trying end up.

Comments

  1. What's up friends, how is the whole thing, and what you desire to say about this post,
    in my view its in fact remarkable for me.

    by hydroxychloroquine 200mg prices on May 03, 2021 at 5:41pm.

  2. mix cialis levitra cialis with dapoxetine review generic cialis

    by CrHon on May 03, 2021 at 4:32pm.

  3. Zxnrrs generic cost of levothyroxine Sigwhg

    by Bhfrrew on May 03, 2021 at 12:26pm.

  4. Fzwjoe ivermectin 4 tablets price Zhhvwf

    by Wtrvrew on May 03, 2021 at 12:09pm.

  5. Ihhctm buy cialis viagra vardenafil Gpmzud

    by Evqzrew on May 03, 2021 at 11:52am.

  6. Kseauz ivermectin 0.1 Pxtkoe

    by Kcrvrew on May 03, 2021 at 11:35am.

  7. Nzujfa order viagra super active online Bxtcnb

    by Keohrew on May 03, 2021 at 11:20am.

  8. Lkwbrp viagra uk paypal Ovbsqv

    by Noxmrew on May 03, 2021 at 10:32am.

  9. bodybuilding forum viagra online
    buying ventolin uk
    viagra generic vs brand don juinc

    by ventolin australia on May 03, 2021 at 10:06am.

  10. Ifmdgc cialis super active plus reviews Xhowjb

    by Aewwrew on May 03, 2021 at 10:01am.

  11. Guhjfe buy amoxil Wtaifm

    by Uolvrew on May 03, 2021 at 9:46am.

  12. Different Stages of Bud Rot – Catch it Early! https://washingtondcmedicalmarijuana.org/cost-of-cbd-oil/ How to Make Great Bubble Hash from Bud or Trim. PJ DISCOUNT. https://washingtondcmedicalmarijuana.org/does-cbd-oil-show-up-in-urine-test/ That said, dealing with ANY kind of chemicals and solvents can be tricky and intimidating, and thus the process should not be attempted if you don’t have the proper equipment, and/or if you don’t feel comfortable with any of the steps. If you are considering growing marijuana as a business - treat it like a business. Do your research beforehand. Identify your target customer and how you're going to reach them. Research the balance of supply and demand in your market -- your work will be much easier in a market that is supply constrained, so that may influence where you decide to set up your grow. What are the financial and legal risks and how can you manage these risks? Are you willing to take a legal risk or not? A business plan can help you structure your thoughts as well as forecast your cashflow. A very wild guess would be that, while invisible, you don't benefit from your Stealth skill (i.e. stealth is set to a flat 20) unless you also have Fast Stealth. but that's just a guess. https://washingtondcmedicalmarijuana.org/companion-cbd-oil/

    by JeromeBix on May 03, 2021 at 9:35am.

  13. Qwgppi ivermecpills.com Dpjuix

    by Nlzyrew on May 03, 2021 at 9:31am.

  14. generic zofran - generic ondansetron zofran 24mg

    by Wejmyx on May 03, 2021 at 9:25am.

  15. Ovzjpo Vlojlt

    by Hphurew on May 03, 2021 at 9:14am.

  16. Kdubdr how can i get viagra pills Snuicq

    by Yblyrew on May 03, 2021 at 8:59am.

  17. Dkrqec buy cialis viagra vardenafil Qnnztn

    by Nhzkrew on May 03, 2021 at 8:42am.

  18. Bytgml order vardenafil online pharmacy Esrmrf

    by Nlmcrew on May 03, 2021 at 8:13am.

  19. Mfukqw ivermectin australia Veymsr

    by Vidurew on May 03, 2021 at 7:56am.

  20. Uasziy super cialis active Xcvxwo

    by Ytshrew on May 03, 2021 at 7:41am.

  21. Tjpjnq tadalafil online order Skbylm

    by Fsecrew on May 03, 2021 at 7:25am.

  22. Loqcht buy viagra medicine online india Rcjrmn

    by Xmmhrew on May 03, 2021 at 7:09am.

  23. Aznilw synthroid 25 Msbcuj

    by Nnicrew on May 03, 2021 at 6:54am.

  24. Bhzrae viagra barcelona Qruvff

    by Klosrew on May 03, 2021 at 6:40am.

  25. This is very interesting, You're an overly professional blogger.

    I have joined your rss feed and look forward to in the hunt for more of your excellent post.

    Also, I've shared your site in my social networks

    by tadalafil 600 mg on May 03, 2021 at 6:35am.

  26. Qmuaab stromectol for sale Flqpep

    by Sqqzrew on May 03, 2021 at 6:24am.

  27. Lnhauy Smlxcl

    by Pfdyrew on May 03, 2021 at 6:08am.

  28. Ydxhsy viagra pharmacie quebec Bcsesm

    by Xbfyrew on May 03, 2021 at 5:36am.

  29. Kngiek generic viagra soft tab Frnvhl

    by Mevjrew on May 03, 2021 at 5:18am.

  30. Yiegqg female viagra pharmacy Ayuqxe

    by Gwwarew on May 03, 2021 at 4:48am.

  31. Fridlm ivermectin uk buy Mmufqs

    by Omnurew on May 03, 2021 at 4:17am.

  32. I'm truly enjoying the design and layout of your site.
    It's a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here
    and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?
    Outstanding work!

    by average cost of generic dapoxetine on May 03, 2021 at 4:01am.

  33. Jjkqva affaire viagra pГ©dophile Leiure

    by Qceurew on May 03, 2021 at 4:00am.

  34. Kjgyda tadalafil usa Sdwqsi

    by Epfmrew on May 03, 2021 at 3:44am.

  35. 365 pills cialis cialis buy cialis online cialis priapisme

    by CrHon on May 03, 2021 at 3:31am.

  36. Gagixu where to get ivermectin Qjovby

    by Dinzrew on May 03, 2021 at 3:28am.

  37. Tecxox buy viagra professional online without a prescription Fzclqm

    by Opwcrew on May 03, 2021 at 3:11am.

  38. Kxxmtq comprar viagra en amazon Pkviku

    by Kcglrew on May 03, 2021 at 2:55am.

  39. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well
    written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful info.
    Thanks for the post. I will certainly comeback.

    by tadalafil canadian prices on May 03, 2021 at 2:47am.

  40. Kosrwu adresse de vente de viagras en vente libre en essonnes Ndkaft

    by Blvprew on May 03, 2021 at 2:41am.

  41. Hello, I read your blogs daily. Your writing style is witty, keep up the
    good work!

    by tadalafil 20 mg dosage on May 03, 2021 at 2:25am.

  42. Wnekjw viagra without prescription usa Ljbrxi

    by Ddmprew on May 03, 2021 at 2:24am.

  43. Nvtwuh cialis super active plus 20mg Slopqi

    by Iforrew on May 03, 2021 at 2:08am.

  44. Ywlapw ivermectin buy online Iaxsfr

    by Okzmrew on May 03, 2021 at 1:51am.

  45. Brisce Cgdpnh

    by Psjdrew on May 03, 2021 at 1:36am.

  46. Acblpx viagra super active plus uk Vqhfkn

    by Hcfnrew on May 03, 2021 at 1:21am.

  47. Hqupyc hoe kom ik aan sildenafil zonder recept Czrqgh

    by Wldvrew on May 03, 2021 at 1:05am.

  48. Bvquaf ivermectin buy australia Hdamoc

    by Qfwxrew on May 03, 2021 at 12:52am.

  49. Eujsec over the counter prednisone cheap Nmoiuk

    by Cisfrew on May 03, 2021 at 12:36am.

  50. Ibakil acheter viagra express Thtpdp

    by Imswrew on May 03, 2021 at 12:20am.

Displaying 1 - 50 of 2557

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 50 51 52