Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Son of God Movie

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Yesterday, I went to see “The Son of God” movie. Compassion International provided free vouchers if I wrote a review, so I thought why not?

The beginning of the movie especially, included many scenes from “The Bible” miniseries, so some viewers might be disappointed that a significant amount of footage was re-used. I found the movie to be well done and it kept my attention. It was not cheesy, nor was it heretical. People that have suggested it to be heretical have not watched it and/or have personal agendas or have not read their Bibles. Not every part was spot on historically or biblically, as the wisemen showed up with the shepherds and the Lazarus wasn’t called out of the tomb or wrapped up tightly in his grave clothes and Jesus appeared to have premonitions about the future at times that were not mentioned, but who is to say He didn’t stop and think of the future at times either?

I think what left a lasting impression on me was the compassion, silence, and submission of Jesus. He was forgiving to those everyone else thought were beyond hope. He didn’t list out their sins, but called them to himself. His eyes shone with kindness and love for sinners and his disciples alike. He stayed silent when accused, but stood up for those being condemned by the religious Pharisees and offered them a new life. I also like how the crucifixion and time leading up to the crucifixion were portrayed. The movie portrayed how weak and human Jesus really was leading up to this death, yet portrayed his submission to God. He willing gave His life though everything in Him cried out to run away.

Overall, the movie was well made and didn’t have any major theological inaccuracies. It brought Jesus to life on the screen and made me realize and think of how much He loves and cares for me!

Writing Your Compassion Sponsor Child

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Last night, I had the very pleasant experience of writing my sponsor child. I always consider writing to my little guy, Ronald, a privilege, but now writing to him is also a convenient and expedient! I finally decided to utilize the online letter writing form. The first step allows you to pick stationery for the letter to be printed on. Then, step two allows you to write your message in a text box. Step three allows you to insert three pictures. In step four, you can preview how your letter will look on both the front and the back of the letter with the pictures and text inserted in the appropriate places! Finally, step five allows you to submit the letter electronically!

If you have a compassion sponsor child, I would encourage you to try writing your child from your online account. I hope this will encourage anyone that is hesitant to attempt writing to your child online! The process was very simple and should allow your letter to reach your child more quickly as well as make writing easier. Hopefully this will inspire you to write to your child more often. Don’t forget what Jesus said, ”Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Mark 10: 14-15). By writing your child, you are demonstrating love to the little ones Jesus loves and expanding the Kingdom of God here on earth.

As Jason Gray puts it in his new song, “Every Act of Love”

Oh, we bring the kingdom come
Oh, with every act of love
Jesus, help us carry You
Alive in us, Your light shines through
With every act of love
We bring the kingdom come
God put a million, million doors in the world
For His love to walk through
One of those doors is you
I said, God put a million, million doors in the world
For His love to walk through
One of those doors is you