Last night (the Fourth of July) my brother-in-law and I took all the kids to a movie here in Whitefish, Montana. It couldn't get dark fast enough for our fireworks enamored children-so we thought we would buy some time by taking them to a movie.
We took them to the movie, "Evan Almighty." This movie was full of goofy laughs and a profound message. I will not go into details about the movie and risk spoiling it for you. However, I do want to say that I was personally challenged by the "calling" of the main character, Evan, and inspired by his courage to follow God in obedience, regardless of the cost.
Evan, like Noah of old, was called upon to build an ark. The ark was designed to save creatures (people and humans) that stood in the path of impending danger. It was a danger of which they were not aware-created by selfishness and seemingly held at bay by tainted and flawed human efforts.
The ark served to save the animals and the people; the building of the ark served to save a wrongly focused Evan and his family.
As I sit here in a coffee shop in Whitefish, Montana and reflect upon the movie and its message, I am thinking about things like: calling, relationship, obedience, trust, Noah of old and.....Jesus.
Where is my focus and what is my calling? I want to have the courage to follow God in obedience. I want to discern the call and hold out the life saving message that......
Jesus is the ark.