Friday, February 3, 2012
Our friend Dan Schroth is teaching a class on Jeremiah. In the chapel last night, he showed the movie "Jeremiah" starring Patrick Dempsey. It was a pretty good movie but boy was Jeremiah's life depressing. If you haven't read the book of Jeremiah in the Bible, it is an interesting read about a prophet called by God to warn the people of their sins. He definitely wasn't "politically correct" or popular, but he chose to obey God. It was interesting, the chapel was full of CBTS students, during parts of the movie that I didn't think were funny at all, the whole chapel would erupt in laughter. I think it had to do with the fact that they could relate to life being hard, and also to Jeremiah's reaction of NOT wanting to do what God was asking him to do. These students have given up quite a bit to pursue the life of ministry that God has called them to. Even after being "entertained" with an example of living for God, which was not a life of comfort for Jeremiah, I still didn't "get it". We got back to our house after the movie to find a mouse in our living room, then I woke to a mouse in my bedroom. After watching all that Jeremiah had to endure, a little mouse about put me over the edge.