Ten years ago the movie Passion of the Christ made waves in Hollywood. It rocked the theaters with a rivoting portrayal of the last week of the life of Christ. I remember sitting in the theater and watching people walk out because they couldn’t bear to watch the torture Christ endured.
My husband and I were dating at the time. We went together to see the movie. As with everyone else, we sat in tears as we caught a glimpse of the sacrifice Christ made for us.
Now, ten years later, it is time to return to the theater. This time we are celebrating the birth, life, and ministry of Christ, as well as the death and resurrection. A new movie, Son of God, will release in February. A dear friend of mine shared the news with me not too long ago. We now are making plans for our youth groups to go see it.
As a teacher, I am excited that my students can get a taste of what life was life when Christ walked the earth. They can see him stand on a mountain and calm the sea. They can hear him command fishermen to cast their nets and command the dead to rise. They can witness the awe on the faces of the crowds as Jesus heals.
Each Sunday I try to bring to life the words in the Bible, but know I fall short. This movie can give my youth group a new way to meet Jesus.
To learn more, head to http://www.sonofgod.com