Saturday, October 17, 2009

24--Jack Bauer

My husband and I are so behind in TV land. We started watching 24 a few months ago. We're renting a couple of DVDs a week from Block Buster. We're on Season 5. Wednesday night something unbelievable happened. Even more unbelievable than non-stop drama Jack finds himself in.

(The show has some scary parts. Violent things happen. Plenty of times I'm on the edge of my seat watching 24 with one eye shut. But something about Jack keeps me rooting for him.)

So, Wednesday night the President of the United States (on the show) is in trouble and having a heated conversation with his Chief of Staff. They have to devise a plan. In fifteen minutes. No way out. The terrorists have just threatened to set off several canisters of nerve gas if President Logan doesn't release the route for the Russian President and his wife's travel. They're in a limo with President Logan's wife. Logan and the Chief get word that the car is going to be attacked.

What do they do?

The President and the Chief of Staff drop to their knees and pray. Right there in the White House floor on 24.

I looked at my husband. He looked at me. We didn't talk about it (not then anyway because I was trying not to cry) but what a scene of Truth. When we don't know which way to turn, what to do, when there seems to be no way out, we fall on our knees and pray.

And even though the limo was hit, their three lives were spared.

Talk about seeing God in unexpected places...



fredamans said...

I love 24!

I got hooked in Season 2 and backtracked to season one through downloads. I'm all caught up now, and it's great! Always has me on the edge of my seat!

Julie Garmon said...

Me too! It's our new date night at home thing.

Who would think they'd pray! Loved it. Made me tear up...

I think Season 8 starts in January.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Really? They prayed on the show? That's amazing and so neat!

Julie Garmon said...

Yeah, the President asked his Chief of staff to pray with him. The Chief was a little hesitant--said something like prayer is a private matter, but he agreed. Then the two of them dropped to their knees and bowed their heads. I wanted to hear their actual words, but the point was made. :-)