Hi there! So this is a short #animation I've been working on for the past couple weeks.
The Rider is a story I've been writing for a novel for over 2 years (off-and-on). Wilbur, the main character in this video, is a side character in that story. But he, like other characters, encapsulate the essence of what the story is about.
The Rider is a parable about a man who rides through the desert, leaving the good life he had before. Why does he do that? Looking back he realises that he really doesn't know why he's running. But by the time he chooses to go back and fix what's been broken, it just might be too late because he doesn't have the strength.
It's a picture of how we can find ourselves stuck in our pursuits. Running from our pasts. Running towards the good future we desire. Seeking acceptance and affirmation in the things and people around us. Stuck in this cycle, and coming up as thirsty as we began, or worse.
Many of us don't even know why we are stuck in this desert.
The thing is, every of these pursuits are legitimate. But we are, by nature, broken. Thirsty. Our pursuits destroy us and hurt the people around us, not because the pursuits are bad, but because of our abuse of them. This is how legitimate pursuits become addictions, friendships get taken advantage of, and such.
We cannot find total fulfilment in our career, friendships, fame etc because we were never meant to.
The only thing that quenches thirst is Water.
Jesus said He came to give us Water that is Alive. To fill us to overflow, so that we would be filled and can be a blessing to others. With our souls' thirst quenched, we can approach our life pursuits and relationships with the right perspectives. Not for what we can get, but for what we can give.
There's more I could say on this subject, but you can read more up on my blog (link in my bio), plus there's more details about the coming novel over there. So go check it out.
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Nuestro líder Oscar Sanchez de Renova + 🇺🇸 estuvo el miércoles pasado en la Audiencia General con S.S. Francisco. Y tomó este #video.
Cuando le gritó que era parte del Equipo y le mostró un cartel que decía Renova + Francisco lo reconoció y lo saludo con gran alegría.
Un gran gesto. Oremos por su Ministerio y persona 🙏🔥🌐 #SoyRenova#MissionaryLife#ConocéRenova