Saturday, March 15, 2014

Son of God-How Deep the Father's Love

Whenever I get around to writing a blog post, I'm always annoyed with myself that it's always probably been about six months since my last post. Well, let's just ignore that fact so I can tell you what I got out of the new movie Son of God.

While Son of God had a few Biblical inaccuracies, I still found myself sobbing the whole movie. From the Heaven is For Real trailer until the ending credits (you can ask my roommate, she'll tell you it's true) I could not stop crying. Jesus' birth, His miracles, His death, even when the children ran to him and He hugged them, I was crying. I knew all the stories that were put into the movie, what was going to happen, what Jesus does, (basically it wasn't the thriller-let's just say I already read the book). 

One day someone once asked me why the death of Jesus is known to be the most torture a human has ever endured. They began to name off several historical instances where human beings had received worse torture. Back then, I didn't have an answer. But during this movie I thought of that conversation and it really hit me. I knew the correct answer, but I didn't know how to put it into words then- Jesus went through all this physical torture, but spiritually was receiving the most torture a human has ever endured. Jesus died for the sins of every person EVER. From the little white lie a child tells their parents, to a man robbing a bank. Jesus died for everyone.

During the death of Jesus, (while sobbing) I turned to my roommate and said to her "I just really love Jesus," and right then I heard the Holy Spirit say to me "But I love you more, do you see what I did?" Then the already sobbing Emily just lost it. 

Throughout the whole movie, (especially during the death scene) the lyric "How deep the Father's love for us" kept playing in my head. I've always loved Jesus, but I don't think there has ever been a time in my life that I've felt so in love with my Savior. That's all I can really say. That's the only way I know how to put it. I'm in love with Jesus. There. End of Story.