Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, what a wonderful movie. Growing up in the 1980’s I, like most children, loved this Trilogy. Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Last Crusade. As an adult I was very excited when Indiana Jones was revisited with the 4th installment, Kingdom of the Crystal Scull.
Again, The Last Crusade was my favorite of the Indiana Jones movies. I love the part towards the end when Indiana Jones needed to get to the cup to save his father from certain death. Mr. Jones encounters a great canyon with no way to get across. Again, the cup that will save his father’s life is on the other side. In the movie, Harrison Ford walks to the edge of the canyon and realizes he has to have faith to cross. There is no visible bridge or other mode of transportation across the great divide. He has to step out onto nothing and have faith that some miracle would happen that would get him across. In the movie he steps out into air and suddenly rocks appear from nowhere. His faith was rewarded and he hurried on across the great divide that was now passable due to his faith.
I am not saying Indiana Jones is a Christian movie. But the element of faith portrayed in this movie is very much applicable in our own lives. One thing we know for sure in life is that we will always come to canyons that are hard to cross. Sometimes we come to small ones and we cross easily. Maybe just hop across with no real thought. Other times, like Indiana Jones in the Last Crusade, we come to large canyons that are not that easy to cross. Hebrews 11:1 teaches us that ” Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” Maybe today you find yourself like Mr. Jones, on the wrong side of a large canyon needing a way to get across. Faith in Christ is a bridge we can always count on.
Life is full of difficult choices. We don’t always make the right choice. But with Faith in Christ we will find there is always a bridge. We may not see it clearly but there is always a way to get to Christ. He does not play hide and seek. He is always just a step away. May God richly bless you.