When the movie “Crash” came out in 2005, it generated a lot of conversation. It won best picture and cost around 6 million and made around 58 million. But it’s worth was seen more in the dialogue about race relations and the emotional tension created by the writer and director.
Unless you are a hermit, your life is filled with many crashes, emotional and frustrating episodes.
It represents to us many times about what we want things to be and then painfully reminded that things are not what we desired. Our pain is many times equal to the value we place on what our expectations were.
Internally, for those who walk in Christ, we face those crashes when the ‘old man’ comes in conflict with the ‘new man’. Another Crash is when our nature and will come into conflict with the Father. The old testament prophets are filled with those crashes. Jer. 4:20 “Crash follows hard on crash” God’s lament over His peoples continued disobedience.
Crashes require reconciliation. Daily reconciliation and adjustments to align one’s self with the character of Christ. Spiritual conversations with family, friends, community, counselor, or spiritual director help us to grow and maintain in our walk.