We went to see “Evan Almighty” the other day. It was a great movie! I loved the parallels to life and faith that I can very much relate to.
For example, when Baxter (main character played by “The Office” guy, Steve Carell) tells God that he cannot make an ark because he has all these plans and things to do, to which God replies with a snicker “YOUR plans!” (hhmm…I can relate to that one)
Or how about when all this bad stuff keeps happening to Baxter (lots of trails and hardships) and he says to God, “I know everything you do is because you love me, please love me less.” (Not that I really want God to love me less, but having less of the hardships does seem appealing)
There is also a great reminder to us, as wives, to be united with our husbands and supportive of whatever God is having him to do. Morgan Freeman (plays God) explains to Baxter’s wife that the animals went on the boat in pairs, showing her that she and Baxter are a pair. This inspires her to go back and support her husband, although she really doesn’t understand what on earth he is doing!
And I also like the visual picture I now have in mind of what the real story of Noah and the Ark could have been like in reality. Like now I have a much better picture of how BIG the ark really was. I mean, I have read that it was like over 2 football fields long, but seeing it in the movie really gave me an understanding of how BIG that really is! And also how what God asked Noah to do really was unexplainable. There had never been rain before, I’m sure people thought he was crazy, and the faith he had to have to do what God asked of him despite his logical analysis of the situation (boy, can I relate to that one!).
For a great review, see Think Christian.