This follows from the previous Laser Eyes Jesus comic strip with “Next Time: Will Lydia tell Laser Eyes Jesus that Godzilla is just a guy in a big rubber suit?!?” This is the first “Next Time,” I believe, that Lydia actually does what “Will Lydia…?” asks in the previous comic strip. I also have a feeling now that there is still more to say about this, though I’m not completely sure what that will be.
So what do you think about Lydia’s words? What about her tone and intention? Is she being deliberately hurtful? Is she just being a “know-it-all”? Was she actually just trying to be kind, not wanting her friend to appear stupid or ignorant? (Movies are bigger than life, but movies are just movies. The children do want Laser Eyes Jesus to be somebody who is bigger than life and real, but he can never be what they want him to be. They just don’t know that yet.)
So what do you think about Laser Eyes Jesus? Did he know all along that Godzilla wasn’t real? Did he really believe that somewhere he had a best buddy who was a lot like himself and that one day they would meet and do fun things together?
Why did his laser eyes “power on” and then off again? What was he feeling? Disappointment may be one of the main things that Laser Eyes Jesus is feeling. His is either disappointment that Lydia would say something hurtful to him or disappointment that his fun times with his best buddy were never going to happen anyway. Perhaps his disappointment is both?
It’s true to say that God knows all truth. God can’t be fooled by a guy in a rubber suit. But we can. We can fool ourselves into believing that if we just believe enough, we can have our heart’s desire. God has a heart’s desire, and God can also know disappointment. Sometimes I forget that. I think He is so omniscient and omnipotent that He can have whatever He wants, so He doesn’t know disappointment like me. But He does.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it!” Luke 13:34 (NASB)
Eventually God will have His heart’s desire. God will be All in All for His People.
I have wondered perhaps if that is why I can at times be so rebellious towards God. I know that He will always in the end have whatever He wants, but I can only have what I want if it’s what He wants. This is why, I believe, I must hold on fast to Real Life Jesus when disappointments come my way and when I realize that things are not the way that I have imagined them to be nor can they ever be. I know I need the help of Real Life Jesus to make God’s desires my desires as well.