Brave – Change Your Fate

by Yo Snyder

1 Peter 2:10 “Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God;
once you had not received mercy, but
now you have received mercy.” By now you’ve probably heard the tag line for
Pixar’s new movie Brave. It says, “If you had the chance to change your fate,
would you?” It’s an interesting question, and a very pertinent one. I’ve always
found it interesting that some people say they could never believe in a God who
would send people to hell. Well quite frankly, I don’t think I could either.
Fortunately, the God of the Bible isn’t interested in sending people to hell,
he wants to save them from it. The fact of the matter is that without him, our
fate would be sealed. However, through the death and resurrection of Jesus
Christ we are actually given a choice, we have the option to change our fate.
That’s only possible because of the love of God. You see, he doesn’t send
anyone to hell, people choose to go there when they refuse the alternative fate
God presents us through Jesus Christ. Our fate can be changed through the love
of God, and yet many aren’t aware of this, so it’s up to you and I to make sure
we share that good news.