[random notes: surrendering]

[random notes: surrendering]

I might be weird (well, okay, I am weird) but I like movies and books where characters surrender themselves.

Stories when someone is held captive and someone else walks into within the distance of gunshot, hands held up, and surrenders. Surrenders because of not wanting the other person to die.

Stories when the someone takes the fall for someone else, consciously.

There is something so… I can’t even find an appropriate word in neither language I know. It’s something… touching, emotional, something-that-renders-the-observer-speechless.

Especially the first scenario…

Makes me think of the show I loved as a kid (well, still like to watch it whenever I get a chance) called Highlander with Adrian Paul… There was an episode when Duncan was facing a choice: to surrender himself or let his friends die. He, being over 400 years old and the protector of the good, knelt in front of the bad guy… Of course, since it was a movie, he lived. But the fact that he was willing to die just so his friends would live…

No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.

John 15:13, the Amplified Bible

The one who said those words above perfected the scenario because not only he wasn’t just a noble character in a movie. He lived his life and gave it up. All of it, nothing held back. Jesus’ example surpasses all of ’em. Nothing held back.

My own life… how it will end? I have no idea. But if I would be able to follow the scenarios above… it would be an honor.

IMHO. I am in an odd mood today. But then, it’s a Saturday.

I wonder… does it mean that I just don’t value my own life? Hmm…

  • Zee: I don't think it is a matter of not valuing your own life. I think it is a matter of what you just wrote about: surrender to SOMEONE who surrendered His all.

  • I know where you are coming from. Though I can't say that I am so sure that I would be excited about giving my life up for others as Christ did. I blogged about that type of surrender a couple of days ago when I was trying to think what it would be like to really empty oneself… especially for those we would count as enemies.

    Sacrificial love is a tough subject because we have to conjecture about some things that we don't know for sure until we are faced with a real situation.

    • well… it's not that i am excited… it's just… i don't know. then my death would actually have a point 🙂 *shrug*

      totally agree with the fact that we don't know for sure until we face the real situation. i can only hope and pray that i would be as strong as i would need to be.

  • zenichka

    Bill: yeah. you're right. sometimes it's all to easy to doubt my own intentions, tho… *shrug*

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