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Monday, August 11, 2008

Surprisingly moving!

Due to a little thing called the Olympic Games, there's pretty much nothing on tv for the next 2 weeks. So I hired a couple of DVD's to get me through the weekend: 'PS I Love You' (loved it!), and this little gem of a movie called 'Martian Child'.
The premise sounded interesting: a widower adopts a 6 year old boy from the foster program, but the kid thinks he's from Mars. With any other actor I would have passed. However, it stars John Cusack and i'm a fan, so it came home with me for the weekend.
For me, this movie ended up speaking to me on a completely different level (one they definitely didn't plan on!); and I saw a great depiction of the Father-heart of God.
For one, the abandoned child is adopted - just like we are. Then, there's a scene where David, the Father, is telling Dennis, the child, off for thinking he was going to be sent back to the group home for breaking something. David tells him: 'There is NOTHING you can do that will EVER change the way I feel about you...'
And the final scene just did me in. You'll have to hire it to see What happens, as I'm not going to spoil it here!
So if the Olympics is doing your head in, go and rent this little DVD.

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