Jesus never strayed away from the truth and in fact His loving personality always spoke honesty to people of all status. We learn in the Gospels of Matthew that Jesus loved people and had great empathy for them. He wasn't looking for fanatics but looking followers. It wasn't enough to just admire Him, He wanted genuine connection between the son (us) and the Father. Our movie Escape deals with so many issues we believe as Christians shy away from talking about in the church or even at home. We like to take our movies to the place where we not only start conversations between each other but directly to Christ. In our movie Escape, Dr. Paul Jordan and his wife are struggling with a deep loss and grief over their death of their infant child. They both run as far as they possibly can to cover the pain and focus on God's work in Thailand. With thoughts of doubt and so many unanswered questions their heartache continues.
"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise." -Psalm 51:17
I remember hearing the story of Lazarus and the famous verse of Jesus weeping. I feel that if He could feel sadness for others maybe he would know how I feel as well. God see's our pain and suffering as His heart breaks for ours too. For many of us and Dr. Paul Jordan our pain isn't something God can't understand. When our hearts are broken and we lift up our shattered hopes to Him, we know that there is a living God who knows and loves us through our pain and sorrow.
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