Monday, December 1, 2008

Finally Saw Fireproof

About a month ago, I did a post on the success of Fireproof, a movie from the creators of Facing the Giants, about applying Biblical principles to make marriage work. Two weeks ago, my wife and I saw it ourselves, in the theater. We don't go to movies very often, but we felt this one was worth seeing on the big screen. We dropped off our son at my wife's Grandmother's house and made our way to the theater. The mall parking lot was nearly abandoned, and when we went in, we were the only ones in the theater! It was like having our very own screening room!

We both laughed and cried together, along with the movie. The script was very well done, and I was so impressed that Jesus was front-and-center, throughout the film. Even though the lead characters were not saved starting out and both committed sins, Godly people in their lives are trying to steer them in the right direction.

The most moving scene for me is when the lead character (a young husband, whose marriage is on the rocks) is taking a walk with his dad, in the woods. They stop by an old Bible-campsite, which features a 10-foot wooden cross. He sits down and they talk about his efforts to do nice things for his wife, while she ignored and scoffed at him. He desperately asks his dad (paraphrased), "How can you love someone who constantly rejects your every effort to show them love?" His dad, a born-again Christian, leans against the wooden cross and replies, "That's a very good question," not-so-subtly referring to Jesus Christ's sacrifice.

"Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins" (1 John 4:10).

I am very thankful that my wife and I have a very solid marriage, founded on the Lord. While some relationships may work without Jesus as the center, true marriage is one where the husband and wife love Jesus, first and foremost. His perfect love is the only thing that can guide them through the rough times.

For more information on this excellent movie, please visit the official website.


thekingpin68 said...

I have not seen it, but Jeff at Thoughts and Theology has discussed it.

Cheers, Greg.


Great Googly Moogly! said...

I still haven't seen yet, either. Thanks for reminding us of the movie and sharing some of it with us. It sounds like a wonderful film. I have to take Mrs. Moogly out sometime and see this if I can find it at a theater out here.

Oh well, I guess a "date night" at home watching it wouldn't be so bad--more room to "cuddle"! :-)


Tamela's Place said...

I work at a Christian bookstore and we have Pre-buys on the movie right now that we are offering people. I have yet to see the movie myself, but the people coming in to pre-buy it are excited about it. I have only heard positive remarks about the movie.

People have been giving testimony as to how it was a help in saving their marriage. Praise the Lord!

Tamela :)

Greg said...

That's awesome, Tamela! It's wonderful that there are folks who use their talents for movie-making to help bring souls to Christ.

Farrah said...

I don't even know how many times I cried in that movie. Several! Praise God for a God-fearing, wonderful husband! :-)

Greg said...

AWWWWWW!!! I'm getting all embarrassed and stuff.... :)

nutuba said...

This is a must see! My wife and I loved it, and it definitely opens doors for discussion on how to strengthen the marriage relationship. The movie showed at one of the big cinema-plexes in Raleigh and there was a good turnout.


Conundrum said...

Please pray for me. I am pregnant, a Christian but have not practiced for many years. The man I am with is struggling with his beliefs...but there is a spark there. We are fighting terribly, horribly and my pregnancy is being affected due to the stress. I believe Jesus can create miracles. Can you please pray that God will see us through this, that He will give me peace and teh ability to hold my tongue and show Christ no matter what?