Saturday, April 23, 2016

My Heart...

Much like other times, I will be discussing movies, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  However, some people may realize it is for a different reason, once they've read today's entry.

Why? 

These films have truly struck my heart.

Here's some of those heart-felt movies I've watched:

Saving Private Ryan, starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon and Tom Sizemore.  If you'd like to check out this epic war drama film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saving_Private_Ryan.  I've seen this film more than once, and will watch it again.  Why?  Well, even though my dad wasn't American, and even though this is an American film, it shows what it was like to participate in WW2, during the Normandy Invasion. 

My Canadian dad participated in it.  I've been to Courseulles sur Mer, in Normandy, France, and have been on Juno Beach several times.  Seeing what happened in this movie on the beach, reminded me of what I saw on Juno Beach, because it was only a short distance away from where the American's landed at Omaha Beach.

The Diary of Anne Frank, starring Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, and more actors.  If you'd like to check out this film about a true story, please click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_Anne_Frank_(1959_film).  Much like some other films, I've seen this several times.  And, will watch it again.  After all, I have been to the museum in Amsterdam, where Anne Frank, her family and fellow Jews were hidden, until they were found.

The Hiding Place, starring Julie Harris, Jeannette Clift, Arthur O'Connell and Robert Rieti.  If you'd like to check out this autobiographical movie, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hiding_Place_(film).  You're probably aware I've watched this film before.  And, will again many times.  Especially, since I've been to the museum in Haarlem, Netherlands, where the beginning of this movie's story took place.

Titanic, starring Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton, and many other actors.  To check out this American drama film, please click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_(1953_film).  I'll be discussing this, in more detail than I do other movies.

This film truly touches my heart.  After all, just as I mentioned before, my granny was supposed to have travelled overseas on the RMS Titanic, but had arrived too late to board the ship.

While I've watched the newer version and enjoyed it, the older version truly affects me.

Why?

The ending of this older version of the movie Titanic, includes musicians playing and people still aboard the sinking ship, singing a hymn that actually brought tears to my eyes. 

The hymn was a Christian hymn by Sarah Flower Adams and is entitled, Nearer, My God, to Thee

Movies can truly touch our hearts.  For they can bring into our hearts and minds, truth about circumstances in life.

But, when we can relate to films due to them being information about the truth in life, they seem even more important. 

After all, people can relate to the truth about God.  And, how He choses His children, and provides for them in so many ways.

Just as we read, in Isaiah 41:9-10, "Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."
 
Just as we read in today's Bible verses, God let us know that He calls us, and lets us know He has chosen us.

He also tells us to fear not, for He is with us.  He strengthens us, helps us, and upholds us with the right hand of His righteousness.

At least, when we belong to Him.

Just as we saw in those films.  And, just as He did to many, who faced the possibility of death, during stressful times in their lives.


All His children whose lives ended, are spending eternity with God, in Heaven.

I will.

Will you?

My friend, please understand, that if you haven't yet gained salvation, you need to do so, today.  Do so, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).

Please... do so, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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