I’m going to go down on record that LOST is the best show to ever be on TV in my lifetime…so far. We will have to see if the rumored live-action Star Wars television series Mr. Lucas is cooking up will out do it. But for now…LOST get’s the prize. The story tellers of LOST understand how to draw you into a great mystery and as this final season is drawing to a close the mystery they are unfolding is a great object lesson into how our culture views spirituality. Here’s a great quote from one of the writers at Entertainment Weekly’s blog.
“Lost seems to be saying that something like God actually exists — but anyone who claims to know who or what God is…is probably wrong, if not biased and untrustworthy, if not totally off their rocker.”
I think this quote sums up our culture’s view on spirituality better than any I’ve heard recently. The large majority of our population accepts an existence of the spiritual world and unseen powers that can’t be explained, but their post-modern based education can’t allow them to accept that God has a distinct personality that is knowable.
But the Christian hope and joy is that this great mystery, The Gospel, has been made known! God is not only knowable, but also describable. Now, the limits and extent of God’s attributes cannot be fully understood because the finite can never fully understand the infinite. But even though I may not know the heights of His greatness, I can know that He is great! God is knowable and we need to not be afraid to accept what God is and what God is not. In the end, I guess I’m asking us all to take God up on His promise in Jeremiah 29:13-14…
“…’You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD, “