I’m a movie fanatic.
In fact, there could be a movie with the worst production value EVER on tv but I will ultimately be drawn to watch.
If the tv is on there is a weird pull. I think it’s genetic. It must be, because my children suffer from the same affliction. If the tv is on and I need to talk to them I have to turn it off (putting it on mute doesn’t work).
And there are some movies/shows that I will sit and watch no matter how many times I’ve seen them. So, as I often do, I turned to Twitter:
Name a movie you could watch every time it comes on tv: The Rocketeer
— Chris Linzey (@chrislinzey) May 16, 2014
Seems I’m not the only one. EVERYONE has that movie they will watch over, and over, and over, and over again!
"@chrislinzey: Name a movie you could watch every time it comes on tv:" the die hard movies
— The Lazy Uth Leader (@lazy_uth) May 17, 2014
@chrislinzey Independence Day
— Esseilte (@esseilte) May 16, 2014
— Dr. Church Librarian (@TakeAndRead) May 16, 2014
@chrislinzey Remember the Titans
— MinistreeWife (@AnonMinistryWi) May 17, 2014
@chrislinzey Two movies: Braveheart and The Shawshank Redemption.
— Jason Tuttle (@TuttlePatriarch) May 16, 2014
And they kept pouring in.
It made me think about our attitude towards the Bible.
There are certain verses, stories, and passages to which we always turn. Preachers often find themselves preaching from the same handful of texts over and over again during a career in ministry. But even the church member in the pew (or chair, if that’s how you super hip churches roll) has a few key verses.
Usually it’s the passage that really resonates with us, or helped us get through a rough time.
They have a special place in our hearts. Cherish them.
But there’s a lot of other good stuff in the book, too. So change the channel.
Read part of the Bible you’ve never taken the time to read before. And when you come across something that makes you scratch your head, write your questions down and go talk to your pastor. Most of us LOVE when people approach us with questions about the Bible.
How about you? What’s story or passage from the Bible speaks to your heart? Where can you turn no matter how many times you may have seen it before and still find enjoyment?Follow @chrislinzey