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!


smithsk said...

1The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

2For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

Psalm 24 (King James Version)

Robbie Iobst said...

Susan, AMEN!! Thank you!

tonya said...

Now,I am going to have to see it, Robbie!
We can learn so much from creation. I love what Job 12 says, 7But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
And the birds of the air, and they will tell you;

8 Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you;
And the fish of the sea will explain to you.

It makes me wonder how people believe in anything but creation. :)

Robbie Iobst said...

Tonya I totally agree. This movie is so beautiful and you, with the photographer's eye you have will LOVE IT! I like your verse - it was as if the beauty of the earth was crying out His name. If you see it down here in Denver, let me know and I will tag along. :0)