On Friday, March 3rd, the movie "The Shack" brought to you by the same producers of such blockbuster hits as "The Blind Side" and "The Life of PI," opened in theaters nationwide to a welcoming audience. What's the big deal, you ask? I'll tell you what the big deal is! I have eagerly anticipated the release of this movie for a number of reasons that fans of the book will appreciate and understand. First and foremost, since I first caught wind of this masterfully crafted story, I have been captured by the simple message that it communicates...that "GOD is good all the time!" More importantly, it reminded me that "GOD is especially fond of me!" As simplistic as this may sound, I myself often forget the existence of and the power that His love for me has on my life. Not only that, even though I make mistakes, lose my temper from time-to-time and pretty much make a mess of things, He loves me unconditionally despite my imperfections! I don't know about you, but I have to be reminded of this (often) when I start to feel unappreciated or unloved in the midst of life's relationships. The Shack has been a resource that I have used over the years to remind me just how good He is!
For those of you who are not fans, you might still be wondering what all the fuss is about. In order to understand this you must first know what the author's use of the title, The Shack, means and what it represents. Young explains in an interview, "The title of the book is a metaphor for the house you build out of your own pain and for the places you get stuck, you get hurt, you get damaged...the thing where shame or hurt is centered." There it is! It is a place where secrets dwell and hide behind a façade of normalcy while the wounded, broken and lonely person hides inside the shelter of the internal "shack."
What this book and now the movie, has done for me is to be a constant reminder of God's love for me. It is a constant reminder in a world that is often unkind or compassionate, that I am loved and more importantly...NEVER ALONE! If you haven't already read the book or seen the movie, I suggest that you make time to do that and let the healing begin! #nomoreshack #evictiontime #nomorewalls #breakfree
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