#006: Are you living like a Tin Soldier?
Well, it’s official. We’ve completed our first month of shows on HopeNet Radio. That being said, we’re far from done. There is so much more in store and we’ve only begun to peel away the layers and the lies that are out there telling young people that their life is insignificant and meaningless. This world desperately needs to know the hope God brings and our hope is to help you help others find hope!
Tonight on HopeNet Radio: Are guys today prolonging adulthood too much? When does a person grow out of adolescence? Is there a certain age or is it different for everybody? Dave & Jeff address these topics and are joined by Andrew Schwab of Project 86. Plus, your emails, tweets, and comments!
Did you ever think, when you were a child, what fun it would be if your toys could come to life? Well suppose you could really have brought them to life. Imagine turning a tin soldier into a real little man. It would involve turning the tin into flesh. And suppose the tin soldier did not like it. He is not interested in flesh; all he sees is that the tin is being spoilt. He thinks you are killing him. He will do everything he can to prevent you. He will not be made into a man if he can help it. What you have done about that tin soldier I do not know. But what God did about us was this: The Second Person in God, the Son, became human Himself… And because the whole difficulty for us is that the natural life has to be, in a sense, “killed,” He chose an earthly career which involved the killing of His human desires at every turn – poverty, misunderstanding from His own family, betrayal by one of His intimate friends, being jeered at and manhandled by the police, and execution by torture. And then, after being thus killed – killed every day in a sense – the human creature in Him, because it was united to the divine Son, came to life again. The Man in Christ rose again: not only the God. That is the whole point, for the first time we saw a real man. One tin soldier – real tin, just like the rest had come fully and splendidly alive.
– C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity