Friday, April 06, 2007

Ode to the documentary film

Call me crazy, but I love documentary films. Not just the "True Hollywood Story" docu-dramas, but the real, cutting edge stuff like "The Farmers Wife" and "Hoop Dreams". Even "Shut Up & Sing" was great.

The Frontline story on ALS the other night cut straight through to my heart. It was about a man who was diagnosed with ALS when he was 29 and told he had five years to live. Instead of curling up in a ball and dying, he lived the last years of his life to the fullest by getting married and having a son. His family and friends were incredibly inspiring as well. He died last November at the age of 37.

It reminded me so much of the last years of Jesus' life. He knew he was going to die a painful and humiliating death. Yet, he had a mission to teach and love and redeem until his last breath. All for us sinners - - what an amazing gift that God gave us. Redemption from all our sins just by accepting Christ? Seems too good to be true, but it's not.

1 comment:

karl said...

Happy Easter