Detective Pikachu

In Detective Pikachu, Tim is looking for his father. He leaves no stone unturned, and (spoilers) coincidently helps save the whole city from a plot which would stop the peaceful coexistence of Pokemon and humans. Eventually, he finds his father, and it’s a happy ending.

Luke 15:8-10 talks about a woman who looks for a lost coin: she does everything to find it and then rejoices when she does. In the same way, God looks for people who are lost and celebrates when they follow Him.

Pray for people you know that don’t have a relationship with Jesus, that they would come to know Him.

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Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom is an old film which tells part of Steve Biko’s story – an anti-apartheid activist. He and many others fought tirelessly against apartheid to the point where lives were lost. I don’t know if faith played a role for Biko but I see a similar hunger for justice in the Scriptures.

Isaiah 1:17 uses the phrase ‘seek justice, defend the oppressed’. A radical way to show God’s love is by seeking justice and defending the oppressed. It could be seeking justice in climate change, poverty, abuse, etc. The list is endless.

Ask God to stir your heart to seek justice and defend the oppressed today.

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The Terminal

In ‘The Terminal’ the main character gets stuck in an airport due to political crisis in his home country. He isn’t allowed to depart on a flight, or exit the building into America: he is stuck neither coming or going.

1 Peter 2:11-12 describes Christians as exiles, people who aren’t home with Christ yet, just like the man in The Terminal. However, whilst in this time of waiting, we are called to live good lives amongst the people.

Ask God to show you what it means to live good lives for God in the space where you find yourself, remembering that this isn’t your final destination.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

This classic story is full of biblical images. The children discover the land of Narnia, where Edmund meets the White Witch who deceives him with warmth, drink and good food. He is blinded by her lies and deceit. Satan tries to do the very same thing to us. John 8:44 describes him as the father of lies.

God is the King of truth, who loves you, knows you and cares for you. Ask God to remind you of who He is today, ask Him to protect you from the lies and deceptions of the enemy.

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