I have to admit, when I first saw the trailer for the Son of God movie… I was a little annoyed. Here was another Hollywood movie depicting Christ as this super good looking guy. It bothers me because I’ve read Isaiah 53:2 “For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.”
Did you catch that? It just said Jesus (while he was here on Earth) was not much to look at.
God did this for a specific reason. And it’s important to understand that. God doesn’t work like we think He should. He doesn’t always pick the strongest, the bravest, the most handsome to carry out His will. He often picks the broken, the scared, the plain to be His heroes. There’s so much to learn in that. He doesn’t just want the best and brightest of us. He wants us, all of us.
But, aside from my unhappiness about the physical appearance of the actor selected to portray Christ in this film, I am actually very excited to see this movie. This movie shows many of Christ’s miracles and I love that I’ll be able to more easily visualize what it could have looked like when I read the scriptures. I want my children to see this film, so they can get a better picture of just how wonderful it must have been to see God in the flesh here on earth with all of us.
It’s going to be a great film with the potential to reach many who may not know Christ.
From the sonofgodmovie.com site: “Now, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament gets a larger-than life treatment in the stand-alone feature Son of God. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar®-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. It marks the first motion picture about Jesus’ life since Passion of the Christ, released ten years ago.”
“I’ve probably seen most, if not all, of the films about Jesus produced in the past 50 years. This one stands alone, in a class by itself, as the best I’ve ever seen. Brilliantly produced with stunning cinematography, a Hans Zimmer score and academy-worthy acting, it stands head-and-shoulder above the rest.” – Rick Warren, Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church and Author of the #1 NY Times Bestselling Book A Purpose Driven Life
Here’s the skinny: winners will be selected through the Rafflecopter widget by random. I’ll send an email to each of the four winners with a code they can use at www.activaterewards.com to redeem an admission certificate for the Son of God movie at a participating theater. The certificate will be good up to $13.50 towards the purchase of one admission to see Son of God at participating theaters. Deadline to enter is midnight (Central) February 26.