Aldersgate Men

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

chicken little

Just watched chicken little.

For fathers who are afraid they've missed the hearts of their children, and for children of all ages whose fathers missed THEIR hearts... this film depicts the process. It shows dad missing the point, wounding his son, both by action and by omission.

And then the redeption... the healing of wounds and the reconcilliation of hearts. If it actually mentioned the healing of Christ, I might call it the best father/son movie of all time.

Sadly, many of us will never find reconcilliation with Dad, and from a humanistic perspective this might be depressing.

But Jesus says He came to bind up the broken hearted and free the captives... even those held captive by poor parenting and abuse.

So when you watch chicken little, remember that some of us will have to be re-fathered by Jesus, and that being mentored and fathered by Jesus isn't second best.

And remember that many in our world are starving for the emotional fulfillment of a bear hug... and that to many, we will be the first glimpse of Jesus. Yeah, that's the ticket.. a Jesus sized bear hug. I'll try not to tickle your face with my wiskers in the process.



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