THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
Most Beautiful Love Story of All Time
by Jen Shroder
I left the theater stunned, unable to express my emotions. When I got
home, my son kept asking me, "Was it gory mom?" No it wasn't, and yes,
it was. Somehow
Mel Gibson made the most beautiful movie of all time,
and I had seen violence, but it was NOT "gory." I had never
experienced anything like this before, and I was saddened that my 11
year old son missed the opportunity to witness as close as one could
today, the greatest event of all time.
It's still hard for me to put on paper.
I have read in the Bible that God loves me so much that He gave His
only begotten Son, but I never experienced it like this. I never
considered the determination, the PASSION, of every step to the cross
that Jesus took for you and me. For you and me. For you and me.
I have had many romances in my life. I have many amazing memories of
what this world has to offer. But NOTHING even comes close to
comparison of the passion that Jesus Christ has for you and me.
Nothing. And when I saw that on the screen last night, displayed in
full color... even though it's only in a movie theater and NOTHING
compared to the reality of what Christ went through, it focused my
attention on what Jesus did dramatically, and I was able to better
receive and understand the PASSION that God has for us all.
I started to tell my son that "Mel Gibson made the most amazing movie
of all time" but I stopped. No one man could make a movie like that.
God was all over and through that movie. The heart of God reached out
and touched me, and yes, my 11 year old son WILL see it. It is the
most beautiful love story of all time and he would be deprived not to.
I don't know how an unbeliever or someone without a relationship with
God (by their choice) would see it, but we took a 14 year old boy who
knew NOTHING about Jesus, and what started out as a silent drive home
afterwards turned into an explosion of questions. This "cool" high
school kid loved the movie. It touched him. It
touched all of us. Big time.
For the first time I came home and didn't check my emails, didn't turn
on the news, I didn't want to do anything to distract the feeling of
God's message that resounded through my heart and mind. God loves me. God loves
you. Christ died for you. And you don't want to wait to see
PASSION like this reduced to a TV screen video.
See the movie. It will rock your world.
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