I finally got around to watching the third season of Stranger Things on Netflix. As I watched there were 3 themes this season that stood out to me:

1. Friends Matter.
Yes – Stranger Things is full of crazy, dramatic elements: scary monsters, another dimension, government conspiracies, and so on. But at the heart of the show are the friendships. I think one of the drawing factors of the show is that all of us desire true friends who will faithfully stand by our side, through thick and thin, as though they are family. It reminds us that who we surround ourselves with matters.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17

2. Parents Matter
I don’t want to give away anything, other than to say this: parents matter. This season of Stranger Things reminds us that the presence and practice of parents (and parental figures) has far-reaching impact in our lives. 

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Colossians 3:21

3. What Matters Now May Not Matter Later
The main players in Stranger Things are growing up. As they come of age they are realizing that what mattered to them in their youth just doesn’t matter as much now.

What really matters to you right now? In light of the future (i.e. eternity) should it matter as much as it does? Should other things matter more in your life?

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2

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