Okay, true confession time…. I am a movie addict. I love many differenct kinds of movies, (except scary ones), and especially ones that tug on the heart strings. One of the greatest movies I have seen this year by far is “The Help.” In this movie, one of the maids, Aibileene, sows a very important message into the hearts and minds of the children she tends to, namely this little girl, Mae Mobley.
This movie was such a joy as it appealed to my natural tendancy to root for the underdog. Seeing someone overcome adversity, obstacles, and disappointments in their lives, receive healing for discouragement and heartache, and rise to a better place is one of the greatest blessings to me. That is exactly what God wants for us as well. We all get knocked around a bit in our lifetime at one point or another, whether from our own choosing or someone else’s. We all have disappointments and challenges to varying degrees and very unique to our individual lives. But God sees each one, and desires to heal and fill with abundant life and joy for every single person who would call on Him, love Him, accept Him, trust and Believe Him at His Word. That is not neccessarily easy though. It takes a lot of courage to make that journey sometimes. A precious part of this clip is that although sweet Miss Aibileene is sowing great love and assurances into this little girl, she herself has dealt with and continues to deal with great challenges. Challenges of heartache, loss, slavery, belittlement, being treated as an unclean ‘object’ instead of a person of worth and value, the choice to believe God has a greater plan than what is going on, and so much more. But she keeps smiling, serving faithfully, and building others up….. Enjoy this little clip and once again, hide it in your heart for when the world tries to tell you otherwise.
be blessed, shana
In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life. 2 Cor. 2:14-15 MSG
p.s. Now, for those who have seen this movie…. I realize that maybe I shouldn’t, but I kind of get a kick out of Minny’s choice of how she ‘blesses’ her former boss, Ms. Hilly. Cracks me up every time. heehee. Chocolate Pie, anyone? 😉 We’ll talk about that point on another blog entry. Meanwhile, be blessed! <3