Watching the Batman TV series, from the sixties, always amused me. There was something fascinating about the interactions between the various characters in the show. Specifically, the catch phrases used by Robin when interacting with Batman were key. They always started with “holy” and then added a word to complete the thought. In my head it didn’t matter what Robin said because I always heard “Holy Cow Batman”. It was the main point in every episode where they were surprised to find out they knew the answer. The fact that it was staring them in the face the whole time made Robin’s catch phrase more emphatic. Indeed, it was the staged surprise climax announcing they were now ready to meet and defeat the bad guy.
These “Holy Cow” moments, where all of of sudden the truth is realized, can happen most anytime anywhere. However, we often ignore the truth because the enemie’s lies are more persuasive.
I have to remind myself that truth is not necessarily hidden or complicated. God shows us who He is and what He expects. However, it often takes an “aha” or “holy cow” moment for us to realize the answers have been staring us in the face the whole time. What “Holy Cow Batman” moments have you experienced lately?
“For God in heaven unveils his holy anger breaking forth against every form of sin, both toward ungodliness that lives in hearts and evil actions. For the wickedness of humanity deliberately smothers the truth and keeps people from acknowledging the truth about God. In reality, the truth of God is known instinctively, for God has embedded this knowledge inside every human heart. Opposition to truth cannot be excused on the basis of ignorance, because from the creation of the world, the invisible qualities of God’s nature have been made visible, such as his eternal power and transcendence. He has made his wonderful attributes easily perceived, for seeing the visible makes us understand the invisible. So then, this leaves everyone without excuse.” Romans 1:18-20 TPT
The Bible makes clear a basic truth that we self-centered humans find difficult to accept, namely, that the natural universe was not created primarily for us. There is no doubt that God wants us to enjoy it and even use its resources to optimize a good life for ourselves. But the ultimate purpose of creation is worship. Nature and all living things were created to glorify God. Tony Campolo
A free mind is one which is untroubled and unfettered by anything, which has not bound its best part to any particular manner of being or worship and which does not seek its own interest in anything but is always immersed in God’s most precious will. . . . There is no work which men and women can perform, however small, which does not draw from this its power and strength. Meister Eckhart