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Film club (ish), the second of Nathan’s blogs. Another invitation to watch a film and then share your thoughts

28 October 2020

So last time we took a look at Moana to have a think about any crossover and relevance to us as Christians and whether her journey of courage and leaving safety, to see hearts restored, might be something God is calling us to.
This week…no surprise…another kids film. This time it is the film Onward. In a world where unicorns roam like feral dogs, manticores run family-friendly restaurants and centaurs drive cars…Ian and Barley Lightfoot are on a quest. On Ian’s birthday they discover a spell that can bring their father back to them… for just one day. Things don’t quite work out though and they only restore his legs! The rest of the film is dedicated to all the adventures that follow.
Here’s the thing. These children have got their father, but only in part. So they will do all they can to see him in full. Sound familiar?
‘For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.’ – 1 Corinthians 13:12
I wonder how I am doing on my quest to see my Father more fully. To give everything I have so that I can see Him more clearly and know Him more. So that I can look at His face, walk with Him, talk with Him.
In the film both characters had a crisis at some point. Should they give up? Were they on the right path? But ultimately, they kept their focus, encouraged each other, took personal risks, made themselves vulnerable and ultimately…well…I don’t want to spoil the film.
But we get to write our own ending… will we see God fully, face to face? And before then, will we do all we can to walk with him, just be with him and enjoy his presence with us? 





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