Saving Lives

I haven't done a movie review before, but this isn't exactly a review. This is more rambling than review, but stick with me anyways. I just watched To Save a Life and it was a great movie. I don't usually like "Christian" movies because they're typically low quality, but I loved the message behind this one. To me, it has two messages.

     1. We need to care about those around us, no matter who they are.

    • This really has me thinking of all the things that a group of students can do in a school. There was a girl in my school who was caught cutting and it changed my outlook on things. I thought it was just me, or just my grade. I thought it was just a few people doing it. I found out really fast that a lot of people in my school are cutters. I instantly wanted to do something to help, but felt like there was nothing. I was told that there was nothing I could do. I had been through that, I knew what it was like to think everyone hated me and to think I was all alone. I thought I could help someone, but I sat back and did nothing because I thought I couldn't do anything. What would you do? 
    • I'll tell you what I wanted to do. I wanted to go to my principal and school counselor the very next day and beg them to let me talk to some of the students about what was going on. I wanted to plead with them to help me start a revolution in my school. I didnt because I was too afraid. I didn't because I was a senior and "had better things to worry about." Don't be like me, stand up and do something.
     2. God isn't a magic genie who saves us from all the bad stuff.

    • Many people --both Christian and non-- think that God is a loving God and will therefore "save" us from everything that happens. Pastors, youth (including me), parents, elders of the church...everyone thinks this way at some point. God does love us, but that doesn't mean we won't go through trials before we get to Him. Look at Job and all that he had to go through. 
    • This really gets me thinking on all the times when I try to tell God whats up and what He should be doing. He knows exactly what He's doing and who are we to tell Him how to do His job? Honestly, I loved the part of the movie where Jake just starts crying out to God for help. That's what we should be doing. "God, I can't do this on my own. Please help."

If you haven't seen this movie yet, you need to. It will seriously change your life. And if your life is changed, then you can help change other lives...or save them.

Posted by Jane | at 8/13/2010 03:06:00 AM

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