“Give me one ping, and one ping only please.” A line from the movie, “Hunt for Red October”, I like to say in my best, which isn’t that good, Sean Connery voice. I have always been intrigued by submarines, and Red October is a large, Russian, ballistic missile loaded one. It fascinates me how they knew where they were before the use of a computerized guidance systems.
Some followers of Jesus Christ could be called, “Submarine Christians”. By that, I mean they stay undetected as they move about when it comes to their faith in God. They might raise their periscope, every once in a while and take a look around to see if it is safe to surface. They have their personal reasons for not being detected, most likely out of some degree of fear. In the movie, “Red October”, the enemy on paper turned out to be their ally, and helped them achieve their goal.
God, through his word, encourages us not to hide our faith. In fact, there are several verses that direct us to shine bright. Here is one of them:
“Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop? 15 And who would light a lamp and then hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light.” Mat. 5:14-15 (TPT)
People who are far from God need to see him, they need to hear him. They need to find him, in us. You never know where hurting, or lost people are unless you look them in the face and listen to the words they say. People who need God do give clues, if you are paying attention, if you are hunting.
Instead of computers guiding us, we can be guided by the Holy Spirit. Led of God to where the sick need healing, the oppressed need to be set free. God’s word equips us with spiritual weapons to take out the enemy, the devil.
The ping, Sean Connery asked for, verified his distance from his ally. By coming to the surface, finding those who are with us, we can work together to complete God’s mission to save the whole world.
“That the whole world might be saved…”
Whether people realize it, or not, they are hunting for God. The spirit man inside each of them is striving to be reunited with God’s spirit. Let’s be out there helping them connect their heart to the heart of God.
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6 thoughts on “Hunt for Red October”
I love this. During this time of political division, it seems the hate runs deep. People are yelling out their views(I’m guilty) and all we end up with is the division and hurt. I will do more to spread love rather than hate. I pray God will help us all out of this election. Maybe it’s our wake- up call. Somehow I think this pandemic has been a wake- up call.
Thank you for taking the time to comment. I apologize for the delay in approving it so it will post. I agree with your views. Glad to see you are aware of the division and willing to love. Blessings.
Reminded me of this Rich Mullins song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZWHolxo6bs
Mr. Mullins is right, screen doors aren’t good for submarines. Thanks for the song link, and your faithful readership. You are encouraging. Blessings.
You know of course that I was a sonar man on a nuclear powered fast attack submarine…This was a great article that brings back memories.
I did know that because I’m almost done with your entertaining autobiography.