Week 4: The Spirit of Wonder Woman

This whole month of June has been a huge success for Wonder Woman, I never thought in a million years the movie would be THIS popular. I was really happy and excited to blog about her for the month of June and I am sad this is already the fourth and last blog. There will be a lot of people now going to see Justice League in November that were not going a month ago I bet.

I want to talk about the spirit of Wonder Woman for a little bit, or rather the spirituality of her. She was molded by her mother from clay and brought to life by Zeus. To me, that itself is a representation of how we are brought to life by God, he created us. He formed us and knew us before we were in our mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5). Diana had a calling and destiny on her life before she ever knew who she really was, but her mother knew. Similar to how it says in the Bible that God has a plan for our lives, plans for a good future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11), God knows the plans of our lives before we do.

One of the main things about Wonder Woman spirit is that she believes in love. Well God is love (1st John 4:8). God’s love is real love, not that we love God, but that he loved us and sent his son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Diana Prince in her own fictional comic-book way, almost sacrificed herself and believes in love, much like God, although Diana didn’t sacrifice a child, her mother Queen Hippolyta did by letting her go to the world of men. Even then it was not 100 percent like Christ, Diana lived she didn’t die, but the same underlying theme here is heavily influenced.

Another spiritual aspect about Wonder Woman is her weaponry, she has a sword, a  shield and armor that guards her, much Christians put on the armor of God. Like I said in an earlier blog on Wonder Woman, there are scriptures in the Bible that resemble Diana’s iconic getup-

“Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in time of evil. Then after the battle you will be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth (or lasso!) and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes with the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all these, hold of the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.”

Ephesians 6:13-17

Now how is that for representing the spirituality of Wonder Woman? All of us do not have literal gladiator Wonder Woman outfits to suit up in as we go to work every day (that would be awesome though). This scripture is symbolic for how we must be alert and be prepared for whatever comes at us. Whatever battle we are facing, whether it is sickness, emotional or a spiritual battle, we need to put on the armor of God (aka Wonder Woman’s outfit for me!) and be brave and go fight some battles.

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