We've all read or heard about books that take place in a dystopian society. Books where the people "in charge" want power, perfection, wealth...or all three. No matter what series you're reading there is normally a power struggle for something of importance. In the popular trilogy The Hunger Games, President Snow will do whatever he has to to stay in control, even if it means killing off teenagers in a televised event...and even if they win, Snow still does terrible things to them. There is so much stuff that happens in these books that the reader finds out but a lot of times the characters in the book don't know until later. This series is a perfect example that life isn't perfect and full of happily ever afters. Don't get me wrong, I love happy endings just as much as the next person (probably more, I love Hallmark movies!) but they aren't realistic. The Hunger Games does a great job of showing that not everything in life is easy, just like Jesus said in the Bible, He will always be with us, but that doesn't mean we won't have our fair share of bumps and bruises along the way. In the books, Katniss is shown as a fire because they are in dark times, and as Collins states in her writing, "Fire burns brighter in the darkness." When I think about that, I'm reminded that we as Christians are called to be a light in darkness. God has a plan for all of our lives and no matter what happens, He still calls us to show His love and His word with the world. I have the book sitting in front of me so I could write this post, so I turned it over. At the top it says the following "Winning means fame and fortune, losing means certain death, the hunger games have begun." That reminds me of our lives as humans because if we chose Christ and the life that He has for us then we win, we get eternal life in Heaven with Jesus! But, if you don't chose Christ and reject Him then ultimately you lose and have certain death because without Jesus as your Savior and Lord, you go to Hell and that's a dark and terrible place. I don't know if Suzanne Collins meant for these stories to be an analogy to the christian life, but these things really stuck out to me when thinking about the book and I really wanted to share with you guys. I hope you enjoyed this post, comment below what you think! Thanks again for reading!
Student studying Public Relations and Social Media as well as acting as much as possible with hopes to work at a Christian media company when graduated.