Calling On The Gods

In Norse Mythology there are a number of gods and goddesses for many different things. You had Thor the god of Thunder, Forseti the god of justice, and Loki the "trickster". (pictured on the bottom from left to right) These gods had significant ploy with the people who followed them. There are many places in mythology where a human in great need or in the middle of a quest or a king going to war would call on the power and grace of the gods. In some cases the gods would come down and meet with those calling on them and strike deals for their services. So to win a war may mean sacrificing a child or eternal servitude in chains. While some gods seem to err more on the side of good there are others who err on the side of evil.

I was thinking about the lyrics to a song "I Can't Do This" by the band Plumb. The chorus lines repeat the phrase "I can't do this, I can't do this by my self, I can't do this, I can't do this God I need Your help." This is the same situation we find many humans in the Norse Mythology as well as where we find ourselves so often in our modern everyday lives. We're left feeling lost and confused and frustrated. We feel like we can't make it through like we can't do it. Then we call on God for grace and power. For those of us who know Him as our savior and can call ourselves Christ-followers there is not exchange made for God's services. We serve a God, the one and only God by the way, who longs to know us and do good things for us. He wants the best thing for us. God isn't some tyrant sitting up on a cloud firing lightning bolts at people. He is a greatly personal God who longs to have relationship with us. In fact rather than asking us for something in order to have the relationship He gave all He had. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die via crucifixion for the sins of mankind.

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