DO YOU BELIEVE?
I spent a major part of today watching a Christian film titled, Do you Believe?
From the producers of God’s Not Dead, the film is packed full with great lessons for humanity.
It presents profiles of TWELVE PEOPLE, each armed with a story of life’s struggle.
The lady abandoned by a father and almost commits suicide.
The young marine, Carlos, plagued with the guilt of watching a friend die when he could save him. Who tries to kill himself and ends up saving the lady rejected by her father.
Nurse Elena, worried about her troubled brother, Carlos who lacks the courage to stand by her husband, Bobby who is on trial for his faith in God.
Bobby, a dedicated doctor whose act of leading a dying man to find salvation puts him on trail for his faith.
Pastor Matthew, moved by the zeal of a street corner pastor, rehabilitates a pregnant teenager.
A teenage girl, frightened and pensive when her unborn daughter “kicked” just when her family took her for an abortion, runs away from home and finds refuge in the home of Pastor Matthew and his wife, Grace.
The street corner pastor who challenges Pastor Matthew’s belief in God and ignites a yearning for God in the heart of a criminal called Pretty Boy Percy.
Pretty Boy, raised by a devout Christian grandmother whose encounter with a road side preacher and Joe puts him on the path of eternal truth.
Joe, a pneumonia patient who risks his life for a little girl, Lily and her mother Samantha to have a place to sleep. Used as an instrument to bring healing to Pretty Boy’s lost soul.
The widowed Samantha and her daughter Lily who find shelter and love through the sacrifice of both Joe and a couple, JD and Terry.
JD and his wife, Terry, torn and broken hearted after the loss of their daughter, Kathleen who rehabilitate the widowed Samantha and the lively Lily.
The pessimistic doctor and his wife who scoff at anything that has the semblance of Faith in an unseen God.
These twelve souls find succour at the foot of the cross, the symbol of a saviour who shed his blood to save a lost and broken world.
I was enthralled by the message of the film. The thought provoking question by Bobby stayed with me: “If you are accused of being a Christian, is there ENOUGH EVIDENCE to CONVICT YOU?
Do you believe in the cross of Jesus?
Do you believe in the cleansing power of the blood that was shared on the cross?
The female attorney who represented the woman that sued Bobby for preaching to her dying husband told him disdainfully, “This cross is gonna cost you.
I ask you as I asked myself:
Are you willing to pay the cost of carrying the cross of Jesus?
Do you believe in the God you serve?
Then act it. For faith without works is dead.
Share this message of hope to a thirsty world.
Believe it and live by it.