My husband and I finally made it to see “The Jesus Revolution.”
He swiped at tears throughout most of the movie. I did too, but hey, I bawl when I watch “Elf.”
The movie brought him back to his own hippie days and all of the things he tried – the whole drugs, s*x-, and rock-n-roll bit. Like Greg Laurie, my husband was searching for something, but nothing filled him. There were moments of “high” but they were always followed by lows, and a continual searching. When he met me, we were two very lost, very broken souls.
The movie momentarily brought us back to those days, back to when we got married on a whim, barely 4 months after we met, in another futile attempt to fill a need within us.
Shortly afterwards, we encountered Christ, surrendered our lives, and began living a radically different life. An abundant life.
But would it last?
One of the things asked in the movie was “but will it last?” The highs we get from drugs, alcohol, material things, titles, etc. all eventually wane, sometimes leaving us feeling worse than before.
But Jesus? He is eternal.
I wrote the post Been There, Done That. No T-shirt needed. eleven years ago. It was a somewhat vulnerable post about my faith. Just a few months later I survived the Aurora Theater shooting, a horrific event. But my faith stood firm. And in the midst of everything since then – the sad times, the inexplicable moments, the disappointments – God has remained faithful to carry me through with an abiding joy.
My faith has carried me, not because I have the strongest of faiths, but because of where my faith lies — in Jesus, Who says it only takes the faith of a mustard seed to move mountains.
My eyes are on Him, so it is a faith that keeps on going no matter what .. .like the energizer bunny…only way better, way longer.
All the way into eternity.
So needed to hear this.
Thanks for letting me know, Vicki. Sometimes I think I am the only one who needs to be reminded of things 🙂
Thanks for your honesty, vulnerability and transparency. God holds you (and me) graciously in His hand, close to His heart, and I praise and thank Him. (I also thank Him for our friendship).
I agree, Marci – He so graciously holds us <3 And I am thankful that we are friends and sisters in Him!
Jesus Revolution was amazing for me too. I met Jesus in 1977 and consider that to be a legacy of the Jesus Movement even though they say that dispensation was over by then. Maybe we can consider it a ripple effect? My mom got saved, my brother got saved and then me; all between 74-77. The baptism scenes in the movie were so powerful for me because I had just finished teaching a three-part series on the significance of baptism in a local bible study. Since 1977 the journey hasn’t been without storms but He has held onto me as He has held onto you. Thanks for sharing your response. He faithful. There is a scene from the Signed, Sealed, Delivered series’ Christmas movie (For Christmas) where the main character is talking to his former Sunday School teacher. He shares how amazed he was to find a Christmas tree growing and holding onto a rock trying to survive. But the Sunday school teacher says; maybe the Rock was holding on to it. My spirit says, Yes! He is holding on to us.
Love your work! Keep going and growing!
Thanks for the encouragement as well as sharing about the Signed, Sealed, Delivered movies – I’m going to have to check them out.
So glad that you have set your anchor in Christ and have been able to weather the storms – I am sure you are a light to many and I know you are an encouragement to me.