Yesterday, the family and I were fortunate enough to be given an opportunity to review an outstanding movie. It is called Abel’s Field. The story line has at least one key element that I can identify with, Seth as a young man attempting to take care of and provide for his younger sisters is also trying to finish high school and navigate a house foreclosure, all at age 17/18. All of this and he won’t ask anyone for help.
I find myself in situations at times, where I should probably ask for help but don’t. I’m not sure if it’s my pride or just my ignorance. Identifying with the loss that Seth has endured in this movie, is a challenge for me. I often wonder how will I handle adversity or loss as it comes along. I pray that I have the peace of my Savior and my Lord, in my heart, mind and soul, to assist me in relying on Him.
In the movie, Seth avoids asking God for help, because of a previous prayer he felt had gone unanswered. Whether Seth realized it or not, God’s plan was in place and he was undoubtedly part of it for a reason.
This movie reminds me that God has a plan, that is sometimes very hard to recognize or understand. We just need to open up and communicate with him. A quote from our Pastor Jim is in order, “It’s all about the relationship we have with God.” He is always there for us, but often, (speaking for myself) I am too stubborn to even hear His calling or to see His plan, which ultimately makes me blind to understanding it. Something to think about and to work on.
I would, without hesitation, encourage anyone to watch this movie. It’s a good one.
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About Abel's Field:
Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.
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