One of my favorite cartoons growing up was The Adventures of Jonny Quest. It was about a boy who accompanied his scientific genius father on extraordinary adventures. Along for the ride were brawny Roger Bannon, Jonny’s friend Hadji and dog, Bandit. Together they used science and muscle power to solve mysteries and stop evil.
That reminds me of Jesus.
What if we lived our lives as if we were on a spiritual, Jonny Quest adventure? Together. As a team.
- You and I would be Jonny.
- Abba Father would be Dad.
- Bannon, the bodyguard, would be Jesus.
- Mystical Hadji would be the Holy Spirit.
Plus Bandit. Because dogs are good to have on any adventure!
Together we would team up to thwart evil and solve the mysteries of our spiritual life.
In fact, as we quest through this world, we should always do so as part of God’s team; always seeking His leading; always following His guidance; always joining Him to fight evil.
And always seeing God’s plan as the extraordinary adventure it is.
Whatever our quest, wherever God leads us, let us embark upon God’s extraordinary adventure with excited expectation.
Here’s a prayer I have posted in the place of highest honor in our house (the fridge). I read it daily. Pray with me.
PRAYER: Dear God, please turn my fear into excited expectation for what you have planned. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Have you had a chance to turn your fear of the unknown into excited expectation, by trusting in God’s leading?
For more about the cartoon series The Adventures of Jonny Quest, go to: http://www.tv.com/shows/jonny-quest/
www.imdb.com indicates that a live action movie version of Jonny Quest is “in development.” Stay tuned.