Monday, April 27, 2009
Worship with a Movie and Popcorn!
On Sunday morning I fulfilled a promise and took my son to a movie. When the trailer for "Earth" came on TV a couple of weeks ago, Noah and I were both enthralled.
"Let's go see that Mom."
I was a little surprised by my 10-year-old's reaction because this movie involves no superheroes or car crashes. It is just God's beautiful creation.
So we sat in the theatre, popcorn at the ready and the movie began.
This is when I did something I don't do often in movie theatres. I worshipped. My heart filled with thanksgiving at the intricacies of God's handiwork.
I laughed at the baby polar bears and the baby mandarin ducks. I cheered for the cranes fighting freezing winds in order to sail over the Hemalayas. I grabbed my son's hand, (yes I did) when I witnessed a pride of lions attack a loan elephant. I sat in awe as the time lapse photography reminded me that our God is a MASTER CREATOR of every plant and every season.
Noah's favorite part was when a cheetah attacked a type of deer (caribou maybe) in slow motion. Took on a whole new meaning to the phrase "Here kitty,kitty!" :0)
My favorite part? The utter joy of being surprised by my Savior. I thought I was going to go into a theatre and enjoy a story with popcorn and my son. I was wrong. God sat beside me. Our divine appointment included tears in my eyes as I leaned into Him and whispered, "Oh My Lord - You do great work!"
Go see "Earth" and prepare to worship!