I could use some folks to pray for me. I can tell I am fighting some bug and it needs to go away and not get worse. So I am not going to stay up writing but go to bed.
So I am posting a short article I wrote in October of 2008. P is for past posts and pirate.
Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for extending me some grace on this one.
Peter is trying to describe what he does to make a living.
Granny Wendy listens and replies. "So...you've become a pirate Peter"
I suppose it struck me because like Peter Pan we are to retain our child like faith.
If we do not we become jaded, cynical, bitter, and hard like a pirate.
Lord break up the hard and fallow ground of our hearts.
Create in me a clean heart, renew a right spirit with in me.
Much of the comedy of the movie Hook is about Peter Banning trying to remember how to be a child at heart again. He is highly motivated because his children have been taken captive by Captain Hook. With the help of the Lost Boys and Tink and the faith of his children does find the child with in himself and does rescue his children. I think even more through his experience in Never Land he is rescued from a life quickly heading towards destruction.
I thought it was cool what gave him the ability to fly was to be able to find a happy thought. Childhood is filled with happy thought and thankful hearts. It is when we become a pirate that all we see is tainted by the bitterness of our heart and the only joy we know is in trying to steal it from others. Maybe like Captain Hook we can blame it all on the loss of a hand, job, a loved one. Life may be hard but we should continue to trust that God is in control and to have the faith of a child.