Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Television Wisdom Wednesday: No Fear of the Dark

From the show 
Criminal Minds
Kirsten Vangsness who plays Penelope Garcia speaks the opening quote: 
Hope is faith holding out its hands in the dark. – George Iles.

When I heard this quote the other night while watching a re-run of Criminal Minds, it reminded me of a scene from M. Night Shyamalan's movie, The Village. Ivy, the main female character, is blind but can 'see' more than most. And what she can 'see' is that a young man named Lucius loves her and she knows it before he can admit it. One night one of the creatures from the surrounding woods comes to the village and it sends the villagers running for their shelters for protection. Here we find Ivy, standing on the front porch, in the dark, with her hand out, waiting in faith that Lucius is coming for her. She knows, without him ever saying it to her, that Lucius loves her so much he will not leave her alone in the dark but will come take her hand to show her the way to safe haven. This quote and this movie scene reminds me of my Savior and a bible verse in Deuteronomy 31: 6 that says, 'Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”'

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