Friday, February 03, 2006

The End of the Spear

I went to see The End of the Spear today. I went with a friend of mine who is a full time missionary to a muslim nation that was formally part of the Soviet Union. She home doing some language training.
Have you heard of this movie? It is fantastic. It is the tale of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, and three missionaries who were killed as they made first contact with a fierce tribe in the Amazon basin.
There were several powerful lines in the movie, but I don't want to spoil it for you. The most amazing thing was when the sister and widows of the murdered missionaries went into the jungle and lived with these people.
It isn't a fun movie. But it is a feel-good movie. There are moments of humor, and there are also those moments when you want to cry. But in the end, you know that God is real. His message works to change people. And you want to be one of the ones he changes.

On a side note, it is good to go to movies like Chronicles of Narnia and The End of the Spear. We need to send a message to the people who make movies that good, uplifting movies make money too. People like us want to see stories that make us think and move closer to God. The only way some of these people will understand that is if they see the profits.
Sad, but true.
There were three teen girls sitting directly in front of me. After the movie, I spoke with them for a moment. This isn't just an old fuddy-duddies' movie. This movie is for you.

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