Wednesday, April 16, 2014

God's Not Dead | Official Full Movie Trailer

Have you seen this movie?

I got the chance to see it recently. Churches in 3 of the town around me struck up a deal with the local movie theater to bring it in for 1 week. There was such a demand for it that it kept playing for a total of 3 weeks!

I am loving the fact that this year there have been several christian movies playing on the big screen. "Jesus", "God's not Dead", "Noah", and "Heaven is real" are all playing in the local theater near me! As a Christian this is very exciting! It means that people are thinking about God. They are talking about Him. Even if they don't believe, they are still talking about it. I pray that it touches just one person. It only takes one to change the world. (I hope it touches more than one persons heart, but if there is only one then that is good enough)

I went on the last day it was showing...with 2 teenagers...that were not mine. The school they go to was encouraging all their students to go and offered them a "free" day from the dress code if they brought in the movie stub. At first I was surprised that they wanted to go. Then I was excited. Teenagers now days don't seem to have much interest in God. I thought it would be a great opportunity to get into a conversation with them.

Did I mention that I was excited? I was...till I got to the theater and was standing in line. I am not even 5 feet tall. Both the kids I went with are taller then me. I felt small. I almost felt intimidated. Then I looked around. Most of the people standing there, in line with us, were high school kids! (they all were taller then me...What are they feeding kids now days to make them giants? Why didn't I get any of that?) The more I thought about it, the more my heart swelled. It really didn't matter if they were there for the "free" day or not...they were there. What a great day! The kids were all there to watch a movie about God!

This movie made me think about my relationship with God. I cried, I laughed, I clapped, I sang. It was sooo good that I plan to buy it when it comes out on video. I don't know how much the kids got out of it because they haven't had many life experiences, and typical teenagers, when asked what they thought "I liked it" was all I got. (they did talk more about it to their parents so that is good)

Without giving too much away, there is a character that finds out they have cancer. They cry out when they are at home. You can tell they are mad and were thinking "Why me?" I was taken back to when I found out I had cancer. I felt bad for the character because they have no one to support them, no one to stand by them. (this was the part that made me cry) I remember thinking that same thought. Then anger, shock, frustration and "what now?" set in. I am so glad that I had family in friends in this life that supported me, but I am really thankful that God was already in control of my life and I knew it.

If you have the chance to see this movie you should. Share it with others if you can.

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