Monday, July 5, 2010

Evan Almighty

Sofia and I are hanging out this afternoon while her little brother takes a nap. We turned on the TV and started flipping through the channels and landed on one of my FAVORITE movies - Evan Almighty. It's one of those movies that no matter where it's at when I find it, I'm going to watch the rest of it. (I've got it recorded and could watch the whole thing...but it's more fun to happen upon it at random times.) I love this movie because of the message.

I can still picture the afternoon Sofia and I went to the theater to watch it together. At many points in the movie I was crying. Here is my all time favorite part. It's Morgan Freeman, who plays God in the movie. In this scene he's playing Al Mighty and is serving fish and chips to the family:

Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?

It's interesting how God responds to prayer. There are certain things we ask for, and certain things he gives us. At the time it may not be what you want. But it's exactly what's meant to be.

With God, all things are possible.

p.s. When I die, I hope Morgan Freeman REALLY is God and meets me when I arrive.

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