Monday, November 10, 2008

"Who wants to be a STUPID Tinker, anyway?"

For those of you without small children, small female children to be exact...the new Tinker Bell movie was recently released on DVD. Now, I have to be honest with you, I am a cartoon NUT! I started collecting Disney DVD's and any other animated movies long before we had children. I just love them. The fairy stories about being a princess, saving a country, being the get the point. That being said, of course, I went out and bought it for me, oops I mean the girls, the day it was released.

We suffered through dinner and dishes and all cuddled up on the couch for a family night of movies. (I will say that Other Guy did try to make it through, but let's be honest here and say it's just not a Dude flick!)

Strange as it may sound, I was moved by this movie. There seemed to be a hidden agenda to the story line.

In the book of Matthew, Jesus tells the parable of the Talents. It tells a beautiful example of using your talent wisely. By investing our time, money and gifts for the kingdom so that when the Lord comes again, we will hear his words, "Well done, good and faithful servant!"

The book of 1 Corinthians speaks of our spiritual gifts. 1Cor 12:4 says There are different kinds of gifts but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working but the same God works all of them in all men.

This is all the example of how we are blessed with talents and gifts. Some of us may only have one or two and some of us have a whole basket full. However, it's not about how "special" your gift or talent's how you use it for the glory of the kingdom.

Without giving too much of the movie away, upon her creation, Bell learns that she is a Tinker. (hence the name, Tinker Bell) At first she is really excited until she finds out exactly what being a Tinker involves. There is no glamour of painting beautiful colors or making beautiful music. The Tinker's aren't famous for any one thing, but the things they create help all the other fairies with what they are created to do. In the end, she answers her own question..."Who wants to be a stupid Tinker anyway...I DO!"

So, what talent has God given you? What spiritual gift have you been blessed with? Are you using them for the one who gave them to you in the first place?

If you are unsure of your gifts, (and yes you have one, we all do!) check out a SHAPE class at Grace Church or another church in your area. It will totally change how you look at ministry when you are doing something you were CREATED to do.

Peace Out!


Blogger Michele said...

Wow. You got all that out of Tink? I'm impressed :). Maybe I need to re-watch it.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Bam!!! You rock! Great review...and yes, I watched the movie...kind of. I had the laptop open while it was playing in the background...does that count?

7:34 PM  
Blogger Addie said...

Michele, she's much more spiritual than some of us. :D The rest of this saw this as an opportunity to get some housework done (or to read a good book) hee hee!

As a mama to three very different and unique little girls I did enjoy this movie. It's my earnest prayer that each of them grows up knowing who God created them to be and then finds success fulfilling His plan in their lives.

(BTW, you are a total tinker. Always rushing in to fix things!)

8:23 AM  
Blogger Hiserote Blog said...

I LOVE this post, Marie! I haven't seen this movie yet...we're more of the super hero, car smashing variety here - but the parallel you drew is beautiful. I'm feeling so much like a "Tinker" right now, and this was a great encouragement. Thanks!! Miss you!

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Just in case you haven't realized it, one of the many gifts that you use in many ways to praise Him and brings happiness to many of us is... story telling. Thank you for all you share!

11:08 AM  

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