Saturday, October 27, 2007

Evan Almighty.

This movie was worth the rental ($1.08 at your local McDonald's Red Box). I liked that this movie was clean and rated PG. The message of the movie was Random Acts of Kindness (ARK). This is not the message of the Gospel but the movie itself had a lot of good examples of the cost of following God's voice and leadership. While the movie was a comedy something in my spirit was saying this is not comedy. This is reality. Noah really lived. Noah really was mocked for 100 years. And the floods really did come and destroy all those who were not sealed in the ark. This movie was funny in its context but the fear of the Lord does funny things in my heart. The old testament prophets were really crazy. They really did hear from God and they really did obey and do strange things to get the attention of a people who had wandered away from God. Noah built the ark. Isaiah ran around Naked. Elijah called down fire from heaven. The list goes on. These guys were persecuted and jailed. Ignored and hated. They were out casted from their own people yet friends of God. What do friends of God look like today? What will the church do when "crazy" people start standing up for the righteousness of God calling back a people to repent and turn back to God? This movie brought up a reality to me that a Noah today is not that far off in the distance from what God just might call someone to do. If we are his friends what are we willing to give up in order to follow him no matter what the cost? Our friends, co-workers and even our families might think we are crazy but will our faith and love remain above every cost?

1 comment:

Kelsey Bohlender said...

I cried through much of this "comedy". When the dam broke, I thought, "Whoa....this is what it's going to be like!" We are building an ark. I just hope we don't have t wear that goofy robe : )