I’ve said before, I love movies with a message and nothing gets my attention more than one that can share the message of God. With that said when I was offered the opportunity to review UNSTOPPABLE, a movie by Kirk Cameron (Mike Seaver on Growing Pains, Left Behind Movies, Fireproof). Actually it’s more of a documentary where Kirk shares why God allows bad things to happen but in a compelling way that makes you want to listen and learn more.
The story of UNSTOPPABLE came into being after the death of Kirk’s close friend who died of cancer at the age of 15. That question led to the question “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?”. Kirk does a great job of explaining this with visuals and narrative.
He starts telling the creation story focusing on Adam and Eve and the fall of man. He goes into the first murder which as we all know is Cain and Abel and where the compassion was for Cain when he marked him in order to protect him from harm.
Interspersed with footage of Kirk attending the funeral of his friend and meeting with the young man’s parents he continues the story of God’s mercy and protectiveness of us during tragedy and suffering.
Kirk has a way of witnessing with such conviction and passion that I find refreshing. One of the things pointed out that I’d never given much thought to was what God told Eve as she was being sent out from the Garden of Eden. He promised Eve that one of her descendents would crush the serpent’s head.
As to the question of WHY? God uses the most horrific and tragic events in history for the great things in the world. Does that make sense to you? I know it does for me as I’ve seen it in action. I had the privilege of hearing Pastor Scott Willis and his wife talk about the accident that took the lives of 6 of their children. What would tear most people apart, cause them to turn from God and be swallowed up in their grief, God used to strengthen them and their faith. He used them to go out and share their story and share the love of God and lead many to Christ. As Pastor Willis said when I met him. People often say there’s nothing worse than the death of a child but he knows of one thing that is. Losing a child that didn’t know Christ.
Back to the movie. I can see this as being a great movie to show at churches or groups to open discussion about Christ. This would be great to share with youth groups or even adding to a Sunday School program. I know I’m not going to selfishly hold on to my copy but I’m going to share it and loan it out to any person, group or church that’s interested.
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