Last night I had the opportunity to catch a movie with some fellow believers. We watched the new Brad Pitt motion picture “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. I will preface what I am about to share with the fact that I am NOT a movie critic. However, I am a Christian who tries to reconcile the things that my eyes see and ears hear through my God given Biblical Perspective. The movie is centered around a young boy who is born old. As he grows, he actually is becoming younger. Life in reverse. As I left this morally lacking movie, I asked the Lord to give me something from the time invested s0 that I can look back on the experience in a positive light as a learning opportunity.
As I began thinking more about it, it became clear that this movie exemplifies how hopeless we are without a Savior. As we grow up, in Christ (EPH 4:15) He provides us with hope through the possession of an eternal perspective. However, if we do not find Christ and grow in Him we only become more fixated on a hopeless world and the end which awaits all of us.
I am thankful through a healthy diet of God’s Word,the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and God authoring my steps, He protects me from being drawn away, deceived or discouraged with the world’s lies regarding faith, hope & love….
Bottom line, the movie wasn’t enjoyable but the lesson from God was!
-Jason (all things work together for the good of those that love the Lord….Romans 8:28)