The other night, we watched a movie that a friend already described as disturbing especially for us who likes long drives. And yet I watch it, wanting to stop midway through it and yet I continued on. I was thinking this is what once Pastor Jong warned us about watching horror movies. It steals what would have been joy, content, and peace and it replaced them with fear and worry instead. It’s not a horror movie but a suspense thriller about a family road trip gone wrong. Even scarier than horror movies I guess. Thinking had it been us in the dire situation, what would have we done. In the midst of fear, I remembered prayer and the thought of it, of knowing you have Someone stronger and bigger to go to in the difficult times, already shone light through the darkness of the movie.
For God, who said, “Let light shine of darkness, “ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” –2 Corinthians 2:4
– Ailene Oliveros