LOST: In this place, there is no Now
(Warning: Spoilers ahead!)
I can hardly believe its over! After 6 years of trudging through the jungles, the television series LOST came to a successful conclusion. I must admit, I like many other LOST fans were nervous. Were they going to ruin a story right at the end that we had come to love? Were questions that have been puzzling us, some from as long ago as Season 1, finally going to answered.
Well, the verdict from me?…It was wonderful!
I knew they were going to do something BIG at the end, but I REALLY didn’t see the “sideways” storyline actually being a precursor to the afterlife.
And there were moments when, even though it was just the three of us, we yelled and clapped out loud upon seeing our friends Richard Alpert and Lapidus alive!
Possibly my most emotional moment was when Ben Linus asks John Locke’s forgiveness for killing him in life. The emotional explanation of his own insecurities which led to his horrific act tugged at my heart as the main root of sin was laid bare. Though Ben is destined for heaven, he seems to be going through a healing process even in the afterlife. It had me thinking of Revelation 22:2 when John describes the leaves of the Tree of Life being used to “heal the Nations”. The inference being that even in eternity, the process of healing goes on.
Also was moved by the scene where Jack enters the church after realizing they are all dead. Some died during the show, others died years later and yet they all reunite in a single moment. When Jack asks his father how this is possible, he responds, “In this place…there is no Now”. I got goose bumps because in a small way, I got a glimpse of eternity in this episode. I know some of you will role your eyes but I saw myself, reuniting with loved ones. Some having died long before me…some long after…but reuniting together in Christ in a single moment.
I want to go to there!!
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