Archive for July 18, 2008

That chest, stretching the ‘S’ as far as its curves would go and bouncing bullets like toddlers on a trampoline.

However, when it comes to invincibility and true heroic stature, I’ll stick with Jesus.

And evidently, so will Charlotte Thompson from Indianapolis.

Thompson was a classic victim of foolish drive-by gunfire – wrong place, wrong time, senseless casualty. She, and her great-grandchild, was minding their own business and just went shopping for watermelon, and then a rattling of pops.

“Came through the door, hit her, then it went to the Bible,” she said. The Bible was sitting on the seat between the two girls. “It went in here and come out here and it shredded my Sunday School book. The word of God slowed the bullet so that it didn’t kill anybody.”

I’ve often heard the Word of God – Acts 29 – is still being written today. Well, if it were, this would certainly take up a few lines in the testimony section. Great story and proof to anyone that Jesus really does SAVE.

Big box and specialty toy stores alike are stocked with shelves of the latest “must-have” toys, and every year they change. From the latest Star Wars franchise to anything Marvel comics comes out with, action figures are the rave for little guys joviality around the world.

That said, it all started with G.I. Joe and his ubiquitous kung-fu action grip. What little man didn’t have that brawny, chiseled commando warrior who made fathers everywhere think, “Uh, yeah right. I fought in the war and I never knew ANYONE that looked this. Freakin’ toy!”

Well, tired of being on the toy shelf and discounted, the founder of those G.I. Joe toys, Don Levine, is back with a wrath of God… literally. Donnie boy here is going to storm the aforementioned toy emporiums with biblical heroes.

Awesome!

If you walk in bible-centric outlets, you see Bibleman (Greatness. Shout out to Willie Aames.), Veggie Tales (Easily, the biggest on those particular shelves) and well, um… let’s see, what else… uh, OH, OH Bibleopoly!

SIGH… anyway. Suffice to say, this is a refreshing stimulus for the what the Church is capable of creating when inspired. Why not? Some of the biggest and baddest cats are found in the Bible.

  • Samson – A man of Herculean stature who had one helluva’ attitude (literally).
  • King David – Why not? Caesar ruled the world and got a Shakespearean play. Alexander? Movie, by Oliver Stone no less. Genghis Khan? Mythic proportions and became a superlative for brutal studs everywhere. Well, David ruled THE WORLD, and did it for God. Again, why not?
  • Paul – The dude battled the high seas, vicious snakes, lions and really, ugly guys. Sounds like something Russell Crowe has already done once to twice.
  • Jonah – Guy was swallowed by a whale, and lived to talk about it!
  • Oh yeah, and there’s that Jesus guy, who heroic status is, well, legendary.

Yeah, I know what I want for Christmas. I mean, well, my son. It’s what he wants.