A few days ago a Face Book friend asked a question. He wanted to know what was a movie that you enjoyed that you had watched at least five times. I knew instantly what that movie was. I do not know how many times I have watched it, but it is likely closer to ten times. I purchased the dvd many years ago now. There are specific scenes that I look for knowing the lessons that are expressed in those moments. It has been a while and I think this weekend might be time for another viewing. You might want to look this movie up.
The title of the movie is No Greater Love, staring Anthony Tyler Quinn, Danielle Bisutti and Jay Underwood by Lionsgate (2009). It is the story of a couple who were best friends from childhood, were high school sweethearts and married by 22. After the birth of their son, the wife fell into deep depression and walked out on them and vanished. Ten years after his wife’s disappearance, his wife reappears not knowing they have moved to the same community.
Was this reconnection an accident, or by divine design? No divorce papers had ever been filed in their relationship. Many challenging issues are addressed in this faith based movie. Yes, this is just a story, but there are key points which many people struggle with in their every day lives. What priority do we give to God? To what extent do we allow our relationship with God to influence our daily lives? What does it mean to say Yes to the relationship with God, through His Son, Jesus?
When we make a choice to invest time in any activity, what is our intention which motivates the action. Whether it be to watch a movie, participate in a sports activity, read a book, or whatever else we decide on, is it fuelling our passion and aligning with our purpose and destiny in some way? Does the participation involved not just bring a momentary feel good experience, but remains an ongoing feel good feeling after the fact? Something to consider in the choices we make.