During the first five or ten minutes of a drama or action movie, I try to watch everything very closely. I'm always afraid that I'm gonna miss something that's really important later. Directors are so tricky these days. They sneak in clues or secret messages. Things can looks pretty normal, but really it's something that reveals what's going to happen. If I can figure it out before everyone says, "Whoa! Didn't see that coming" then I feel good. If I can't, then I feel kinda dumb, like "I shoulda known that was gonna happen."
One of the things I pay the most attention to is the people. It always takes me a while to figure out who all of the main characters are. I'm asking questions like, "Is that guy that just walked out the door important?" "Why did that girl and guy make eye contact at the restaurant?" "Did I see that guy earlier?" "Do I need to remember that he has a daughter?" While I"m thinking this, sometimes I can miss the real main characters. I'm like a kid with ADD. "What's the name of this movie again? Why do I have popcorn in my lap? Who's that guy with the star on his shield?" My friends are like, "The movie's called Captain America. You're eating popcorn while watching the movie Captain America. The guy with the shield is Captain America, you know, like the movie's name. Jim, I'm never watching a movie with you again."
Sometimes reading the Bible can be like this. We can get so focused on certain parts, trying to keep track of everything, that we miss the some pretty obvious stuff. The Bible talks about a lot of people, some with really funky names. It's hard to keep straight the main characters among all the people. Or is it? Who is the main character anyways? Join us this Wednesday, Oct. 9th @ 7pm as we talk about connecting with God by reading the Bible.
PS - Tell Jim what's unusual about the magnifying glass on Wednesday and he'll give you a prize! Seriously.
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