A movie that stands out to me is the Charlton Heston ‘Ten Commandments’ movie. I mention that because it covered Moses’ life from a baby until the end.
What would your life be like as a movie?
What is the standout in your movie?
A childhood memory? Your wedding day? Birth of a child? Their graduation or wedding? A divorce? Death of a child or loved one?
When you look back, what do you see?
Most of us have bumpy roads in our lives.
Sometimes unexpected twists and turns,
It’s how we handle them that counts.
And many of them are so devastating we think we will never survive, but we do.
Ten Commandments Movie
Although not entirely accurate to the Biblical account, the film is a reasonably good overview of Moses’ life leading a huge group of grumblers to their promised land.
I guess we have all had grumblers in our lives but hopefully not to the extent Moses did.
Then there was Jeremiah
Commonly called the ‘weeping prophet,’ his life was no picnic. He was warned though.
The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
“Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth.
See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”
Jeremiah 1: 1 – 10
By chapter 38 he was put in a pit/cistern… some say sewer… and left to starve.
But there was a good ending… he was lifted out of the pit and lived.
Interesting story after that. (Too long for here and on a different subject.)
Another story of loss and triumph
A lovely hymn whose words were written by Horatio Spafford after his four daughter drowned. He lost his fortune in the Chicago fire… well, the video documents all his losses as well as his recovery.
Our life movies
When I was a child in Scotland a small house spider terrified me.
What would I have thought then had I known about the huge insects I would meet in Brunei, then here in Australia?
Over the years various friends have said, “I am glad I didn’t know what this would turn out to be when I was younger.” I profoundly agree!
My husband and I said it when our son died at sixteen and a half.
I am sure my husband thought it when his lungs were smothering him when he was dying from Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Now, here am I, rather restricted and ‘tethered’ to an oxygen machine (or a portable one) twenty-four hours a day.
All the same, I can sit here in front of the computer, currently writing my soon to be released book on living with oxygen.
My life movie has had many bends in the road, some pits of despair that I thought I would never get out of, and lots of tremendous bumps, but I can look back and say, “Thank you Father.”
Can you? I hope so.