By G. P. Avants
As we approach the Thor Ragnarok, (Just a few weeks away) we have seen our hero, Thor change along with his complicated story. Many woman I know, picture Thor as a perfect specimen of a man. When they talk about him they get that twinkle in their eye when Thor bursts onto their movie on their screens. And as a guy you wish you had his build and the tenor of his voice. I think we all know that beneath that handsome face another person is lurking.
If you look back at the other Thor features you see that life had a way of hammering his character into shape. In the original Thor, he lost the right to rule because he knew how good he thought he was. His ego and pride were his literal downfall to the lowly planet Earth. There he learned the secret of real strength in humility and self-sacrifice.
In Avengers, we see Thor learning that he can be part of an imperfect team. Through their obvious differences were glaring, the Avengers became more than the sum of their parts. This honored Asgardian learned the virtues of being a human.
In Thor the Dark World, we got a longer more complicated movie. Thor helped us all learn that the universe is not a barren disconnected place. The nine realms are protected and need guidance on a regular basis. They have common purpose and malicious enemy that is trying to tear them apart.
Thor began a journey in The Age of Ultron that would change everyone’s destiny. What began as a typical Avenger mission lead Thor to begin connecting what was happening behind the curtain of the Marvel universe. Something or someone is subtly trying to unravel the life we have all come to love.
He discovered that someone is collecting Infinity stones that have lead like powerful and deadly breadcrumbs to a mysterious figure.
Mysteriously absent from Captain American Civil War, Thor needed answers from that echoed around in his heart and mind. His journey is far from over.
What we know about Thor Ragnarok is our hero is bound for more character-building and soul searching on the galactic horizon. We do know that Thor will face the loss of his home Asgard, will face off against old friends, and even looking death’s hauntingly beautiful embodiment in the face. Though we have pieces of the final story, Thor’s fate is yet to be determined.
God knows how to use the challenges of life to mold his children’s character. He knows what the arena of life holds and what his warriors need to deepen in their hearts, minds, souls, and bodies. We too face death, discouragement, and disaster on a daily basis. Nobody in their right mind, asks for trials to refine them into heroes. Wouldn’t it be nice to don a cap, stick out your chest, and raise a hammer in order to make our adversaries run terror? The truth is, we don’t have a clue what tomorrow will bring, but the Lord of all does. May you keep your head up through fire, flood, and frenzy with the Lord’s strength burning from within.