“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13
Another lesson I left the movie “My Son” with is that we should fully rely on God. Had any of the characters done this, their situations may have been changed.
The most obvious character, the antagonist, was so set on his anger with God and religion, he taunted the hostages in the church about praying. Had he trusted in God, the whole situation would have been avoided.
The mother of the baby had serious issues with her faith. She was a teenage adult (18-19) mother who left home due to enmity between her and her parents. She relied on her own ability to care for her son. With no money and no job, living with her boyfriend, it ultimately cost her custody of her son.
The boyfriend had limited exposure to God and the church because of judgemental people in church. While as children he and the antagonist were disruptive in church, but the could have been dealt with in love. Had he trusted in God, he would have shot down the antagonist’s idea to kidnap his girlfriend’s son.
The soccer father would not have been shot and would have trusted the janitor and could have worked to take the antagonist out with him if he had trusted in God.
His daughter would have been more levelheaded while in captivity had she relied on God.
All of these people could have at least had a better outlook on their situation had they fully relied on God. Will you turn control of your life over to Him?
“Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” – James 4:14