So last week I finally got to see Jurassic World. It was great. I will watch as many Jurassic movies as they will make. Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? I was talking with my friend after seeing it and he asked me what the best part of the movie was, to which I replied, “The raptors, duh.”
If you have not seen any of the four Jurassic Park movies, first I am saddened by that fact and you should stop reading this and go watch them all…well at least the first one, the second and third are optional. But if you have not seen them for some reason, the Jurassic Park movies are about a theme park opened by a man who has found a way to recreate living dinosaurs. All of the movies track along the following premise: something “innocent” is started with or around dinosaurs, dinosaurs escape, everyone runs for their lives, most of the people get eaten, some survive, the end.
Of course the T-Rex is a major fixture in most of the movies, but the real star of the franchise is not the T-Rex, nor is it the actors. It’s the raptors. If you care enough to find out why I feel this way, I would direct you to read this article found by clicking HERE.
Raptors are awesome, and anyone who likes dinosaurs will agree. Now the raptors in the movies have been way exaggerated. Velociraptors, in reality, were about half the size that they are portrayed to be in the movies. But they sure look awesome, so who cares.
The new twist that the most recent Jurassic movie introduced was the training of dinosaurs. In the movie Chris Pratt’s character attempts to train the raptors as seen here:
What could be cooler than this? I mean you would die for sure if you actually tried this, but king of the raptors? Best job ever. I was six years old when I saw the first Jurassic Park movie when it came out in 1993 and ever since then I have always wanted a pet raptor. Just like every little kid in the world. Still to this day if you ask me what would be the coolest thing to ever happen? Pet raptor.
All kids have dreams. Most of them have awesome dreams like being a firefighter, President of the United States or to have a pet velociraptor. But as we get older, most of us stop dreaming, or at least stop dreaming so big.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”
God has plans for us, but do we have plans for ourselves? During worship one night at our recent jr. high mission trip the students were asked to write down their dreams for their lives. The things they wrote down included: become the first person to walk on Mars, cure autism, and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone I meet. These students have plans. Big plans.
Are you still dreaming, or have you given up? God has big plans for your life, and I hope that your dreams are even wilder than having a pet velociraptor.
Have a wonderful week my friends,