Saturday, January 24, 2009

Last Night's Movie Night

We had a great turn out at New Hope for the movie last night. Thanks to Steve and Shannon for coordinating everything.

"Fireproof" had some great take aways. If you haven't seen it, I encourage you to check it out. It goes against the common, American attitude that says "Love is a feeling. Go with your heart. If you fall out of love, just get out." It speaks to a deeper reality of love. This true love is not dependent on feelings. It is a love that is exemplified in what Christ has done for us. This love is worth fighting for and can stand the test of time.

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For me, one of the most powerful parts of the movie was a song by John Waller, "While I'm Waiting." Much of my (of our) life is spent waiting. What do we do as we wait for things to happen? What do we do as we wait for the pain to be over? What do we do as we wait for things to turn around? What do we do as we wait for God to show us our path?

1 comment:

*Austin Mommy* said...

Vic, this, too, was one of the parts that really jumped out at me in the movie. What a beautiful message, and an awesome reminder of praising him and worshiping him even while we wait...for whatever it is we are waiting for. This was a "give me chills" moment. Love those, sometimes!