I love Sci-Fi movies. Some of my all time favorites include anything Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Jaws & Jurassic Park I, II, III, IV, the Matrix, Alien -you get my point. Well when I found a single DVD with 10 Sci-Fi movies on it for only $4.99, I thought I have hit the “Jack Pot!”
One movie I watched really got me thinking. It was called, “Apocalypse.” I sat back in my comfy lounge chair with the foot rest up and awaited Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton, but soon remembered that movie was called, “Armageddon.”
Although I did not know these actors; there was a similarity between both movies in that they both dealt with an unwelcome guest – an asteroid that threatened the existence of man.
It was an ordinary day. People were busy doing what they do when a small asteroid hit and destroyed an entire city throwing an entire population in a panic. The movie centered around a mother and father’s quest to find their teenage daughter who was in another state before the next ‘giant’ asteroid headed to destroy earth.
To my surprise this movie was a film about faith, guilt, courage, rejection and acceptance. Honestly, I don’t know how this movie was squeezed in among all the others but to my enjoyment, I was glad it was.
In the midst of coping with the aftermath of the first asteroid decent which set off additional tremors, quakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and the mysterious disappearance of people, while on their adventurous journey, the mother attempts to witness to her husband about faith and about the rapture.
REJECTION IN SPITE OF EVIDENCE. Like many others, the father vehemently dismisses and rejects her claims and desperately searches for an intellectual and reasonable explanation for the tragic events.
There was a point in the story where some one said, “Well, if you’re a Christian why weren’t you taken up?” A response went something similar to this ” . . .God had taken up the ‘true’ believers.”
DO I MEASURE UP BY GOD’S STANDARDS? Wow! What a statement, ‘He took up ‘true’ believers.’ It left me thinking. By man’s judgment, I am thought to be a ‘true’ Christian, but what about ‘God’s’ judgment? Does He? hmm…..
PERSONALLY PONDERING. I have been reflecting ever since. How is my relationship with God and His Son Jesus? Am I doing all I can? Is my worship for real? Is God really pleased with me or at this present state – would I be taken up or would I be left behind? hmm…..
PASTORS LEFT BEHIND? This movie was also very similar to the Christian movie, “Left Behind” starring Kirk Cameron.
What sayeth you that in this movie some pastors were originally left behind?