It is when tough times come upon us that we often see the true heart of men and women that rise to the occasion to help and serve others. Unfortunately, some have to be put in a corner with no way out but to fight but this fight in this world is not physical for it is spiritual. Throughout the years there have been many movies based on true stories like Secretariat that displayed the heart of a stallion and others like Cinderella Man that displayed the heart of a father during the depression. The spirit that drove Secretariat and Russel Crowe in Cinderella Man is where I want your attention.
For it is the spirit within all living things that gives us life and God speaks to each of us everyday when we learn to look for Him to hear the real message instead of getting stuck only on what we see. Jesus did not come to teach us about what we see He came to show us how to believe. For God may speak in one way to one but He may speak in another way to another. The object is to listen from the heart with our eyes upon God instead of man.
As each of these movies lift our spirits it is obvious in why they are often forgotten due to the attention stopping on the physical instead of staying focused on the spiritual. For when we learn to give all glory to God as we uplift the power in Jesus name it is then that the attention goes to the One that gives eternal life through the love of Jesus Christ. Always be alert in hard times for it is then when we can often find God at work in places we never expected to see. May I encourage you to watch this movie clip of Cinderella Man to recognize the heart of a father during the depression http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eyr8jTH1YN4 . Never are we to ever give up or lose hope no matter the cost!!! For the price has already been paid and there is Victory in our corner!!!
James A. Harrison