Man, what a time I had with my kids last night. We went to see Spider-man 3. I purchased tickets Wed online so we wouldn’t have to mess with that since I was going to be driving in from work picking up my brood and the eating on the fly…which we did not get to do because of traffic. My youngest was so excited, counting the days. And asking repeatedly, was I sure I bought the tickets. I sat between my 10 year old, my 12 year old, and my daughter and her boyfriend on the end, watching this action packed drama, just as amazed as they were, at the imagination of all the people who put that piece of entertainment together.
What was really cool, was the theme of the movie. Basically you could sum it up with, revenge destroys! My boys got it pretty clearly. That was our discussion over pancakes at IHOP. Late show. And this morning while I drank my Saturday morning cup of coffee, little Sammy went over all the cool details of his favorite parts. I smiled while listening to his perspective on the story line. I had read reviews Thursday, bemoaning how many villains were in the film and so that was a part of my movie-viewing checklist. I think 3 villains in a movie is probably a good number. 1 would have been boring, 2 might have done the trick but 3 kind of clinched the point of the theme. I mean the boys got to see “Harry” change for the good by forgiving towards the end and see the selfish jerk “Eddie” completely be destroyed. As for the “Sandman”, well you kind of felt sorry for him but both of my boys remarked on the lesson in that…we all make choices, good or bad and there are always consequences. We were able to speak about forgiveness, love and laying your life down for another. And even redemption, a God of second chances. That is one of the reasons I wanted to share the video above to extend the discussion to you all. I love this song by Brandon Heath and I think it is appropriate for the theme. It is straight and to the point. I hope you enjoy it and God may use it to minister to you.
Grace to you all