If you haven’t had a chance to see the movie Tomorrowland, you should give it a try. It was a failed box office movie, but personally I liked it. It centers the story around a new world that was being built, and because of a lack of dreamers and corruption it was not completed. One such dreamer locater has left a commercial of that new world for a girl who is unhappy with what is going on in her world and that commercial is on a pin. When the girl picks up that pen she sees the other world, or Tomorrowland, and even though she isn’t physically there, it all seems so real. The dreamer locater named Athena follows up on this girl, named Casey Newton and leads her to Frank Walker who went to Tomorrowland when he was a child but got kicked out. Now Frank doesn’t believe anymore. Casey’s great desire to see Tomorrowland and Athena’s mission orders put them together at Frank’s doorstep. When Casey gets into Frank’s house she sees the latest technology from the mind of dreamer Frank. Casey convinces Frank to try one more time to believe in Tomorrowland and he takes her and Athena there and through a series of events starts building the Tomorrowland again and begins recruiting new dreamers to make it happen. Wow. What a great story!! This parallels the great desire God has for his children to focus on the new heaven and earth He has built for those who know Him. In John 14: 1-4 Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Of course, you know where our Tomorrowland is don’t you? It’s heaven. The reason for Tomorrowland in the first place was to build a whole new world and they need more “converts” to live there. Sound familiar? That is the beckoned call of all who call Jesus Lord. Get more people to this new world Jesus taught about. The writer of Revelation in chapter 21 verse 1 describes that new world and summarizes by saying, “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.” Heaven is our Tomorrowland!! Now where do we fit in to this parallel story? We are the Athena’s or the dreamer locaters. We have our pen, which is the message of the gospel, and we can give unbelievers a glimpse into this new world through God’s Word. No movie magic can compare to the explanation given in Revelation 21 and we know first hand it is a completed Tomorrowland! But like those who started the Tomorrowland project in the movie, some have given up their hope and they don’t anticipate that glorious city anymore. Tragic. Not just for believers, but for those who need to hear about this new heaven and earth that is available to them. In the movie Frank was a total believer and dreamer as a young boy, but the constant hits against him made him quit believing and he just gave up. When we first accept Jesus the whole thing is so fresh and real, and amazing. We can’t think about anything else but our Tomorrowland and we want to tell others about it so they can go there too. But life kicks in and one bump after another causes some to quit looking forward to it so much. Time dims our enthusiasm and the message of a new world somehow dies with it. But it shouldn’t! It must not die!! Years ago a guaranteed big crowd attraction was when someone did a Bible study in the book of Revelation. You couldn’t fit everyone in the room because they wanted to know and hear about our Tomorrowland. I wonder if anyone is even interested anymore in hearing about heaven and all that it holds for those who know Jesus? What we need are some more Athena’s. Those willing to keep spreading the Word and finding others who would believe in Jesus and His new Tomorrowland He has built for us. By the way, Athena was a robot who was focused on one thing, recruitment. We aren’t robots, but we are to be very focused in our life and our goals. Hebrews 12:2 says, “let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.” We are to be FOCUSED!
Tomorrowland, a reality or a bust. It is a REALITY!!! You just need to wake up to the fact of our Tomorrowland and tell (recruit) all you know about it and how to get there (faith in Jesus). Think about what Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus in Chapter 2 verse 1-6 “It wasn’t so long ago the you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on His own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in the highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.”(The Message) Since God has placed us in the company of our Savior Jesus, it should not be too hard to dream about our Tomorrowland, heaven, and know so much about it that we tell all who will listen they must accept Jesus to go there. That message should be in the forefront of our mind and our lives. We make it believable by our passion and conviction about it and our total belief in God’s Word.
“Do You Believe” is more than just a movie title. It is a question we must all answer. I believe!! Do you? Tomorrowland is real and I’m going there. You should too!!
The Pilgrimage continues….