Monday, March 31, 2014

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

I've been at work for less than an hour and I've already heard a lot of chatter about the movie Noah, which apparently everyone but I saw over the weekend. The concensus seems to be it was a great action movie, and actually a pretty good story, but the movie took some liberties with and departure from the Bible's account of Noah.

Well, not to seem derisive, but duh. First of all, it's Hollywood. A liberal lot to be sure. Yeah, they're going to take liberties. I'm just kind of excited that they're making movies like Noah, Son of God, and the upcoming Heaven is For Real, and Exodus. Secondly, the Bible's story concerning Noah is, at best, 20-30 minutes. A movie is roughly 120 minutes, in comparison. So, they had to fill the time with something.

As with most things, there's a happy medium. It's a fantastic place to be. With Noah, I think it's somewhere between this:

and this:

Bottom line:  If it gets anyone, believer or not, to pick up a Bible and read the actual story, chalk it up under "win."

And as much of an animal lover as I am, my favorite part of the story of Noah is this:

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:  "I now establish my covenant with you...Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood"...And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant...I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth."
Genesis 9:8-17