3 Things Sarah Connor Taught Me
The Terminator and Terminator 2 – Judgement Day are two of my favourite movies.
I love the way the main character Sarah Connor is transformed from waitress to warrior because she has to protect her future son John Connor, who leads the rebellion against the machines in 2029.
Watching those movies I’ve discovered 3 things Sarah Connor does to help her become everything she needs to be.
- REALISE HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE.
Sarah Connor had to realise how important she was if she was going to fight back against the Terminator that had been sent by Skynet to kill her.
It is up to Kyle Reese, (one of John Connor warriors who’d travelled back in time) to make sure Sarah is protected and be able to convince her that she is a crucial part of the bigger picture.
In one scene Kyle is telling Sarah who she is and why the Terminator wants to kill her.
Kyle – “You’ve been targeted to be terminated.”
Sarah – “Why does it want me? I didn’t do anything!”
Kyle – “No, but you will.”
Skynet wanted Sarah Connor terminated because she was carrying THE SEED.
Satan is like Skynet. He sends in his ‘Terminators’ to try and pull you out of the game. He knows ‘the seed’ you carry could be his downfall.
It says in Galatians 3:29 …And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.
It could be ‘the seed’ of an idea or ‘the seed’ of a calling that you feel God has told you to pursue.
Whatever ‘The Seed’ is Satan doesn’t want it becoming fruitful in your life.
- BECOMING THE WARRIOR.
In Terminator 2 – Judgement Day we find Sarah Connor doing a Crossfit workout in a tiny cell in a mental institution. Gone is the wholesome looking 80’s chick that served burgers in a restaurant.
Now she is a woman with muscles and better hair who is on a mission to protect her son, John Connor who is now 10 years old.
Sarah has become aware of the price that was paid by Kyle Reese to protect her.
She remembers why he came back from the future to save her,
Kyle – “I came across time for you Sarah. I love you, I always have.”
It says in 1 Corinthians 6:20…For you were brought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and your spirit.
Jesus knew a price had to be met, and only He could meet it.
The one thing that held Him on that cross was His love for you.
3. JOIN THE RESISTANCE.
With the help of her son John and a ‘friendly’ Terminator, Sarah manages to escape the mental institution.
She takes them to a place where she has stored hundreds of weapons to help fight the Terminators.
Sarah knows that a Terminator is out there who can’t be reasoned with, it can’t feel any pain, it doesn’t pity, or fear, or feel remorse.
John Connor knows his mum has prepared for the war against the machines.
It says in 1 Peter 5:8…Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Satan will send his Terminators in your life quicker than you can say, “I’ll be back” if you are not vigilant to his schemes.
These are your weapons against Satan.
It says in Ephesians 6:14 -17…Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
You are SO important to future generations of believers.
Like Kyle Reese, Jesus is reaching out His hand and He’s saying to you:
“Come with me if you want to live.”
Well Sarah Connor, what are you waiting for?
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