Recently, this past Saturday my Wife and I went and saw the movie, Courageous.
“Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they’re quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark. When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a new found urgency help these dads draw closer to God … and to their children?”
This was the first movie I have ever cried at while in theaters. Not only was it challenging to fathers or in my case, soon-to-be fathers, but it was also challenging to all trying to live out their faith in God. Watching the way they talked about God, being so open and free made me as Christian, uncomfortable. I have come to the conclusion why I was so uncomfortable, it is because I have a hard time talking about God as openly and freely as they did. I shouldn’t be ashamed of my faith because of Romans 1:16, Paul specifically writes, not to be ashamed of the gospel of Christ because it is the power to salvation. This world has so many things backward and upside down, those who are Christians are afraid and ashamed to express themselves about their faith in front of others, yet people of the world will say anything in the world, not feeling the slightest discomfort. We need to be able to stand up for what we believe in and make it a part of our every day conversation, Let our Faith in God be the answer to why we live our lives the way we do. Let’s get up and live our lives courageously!!!