I finally watched “The Passion of the Christ” two nights ago with a friend and with my daughter. We wanted to watch it right before Easter weekend. This was the first time I had seen it. I have no idea why it took me so long to watch it.
Wow. I was blown away. I, of course, know the story, I’ve read it many times, but watching that movie somehow made me feel the love of God even more than I did before. Not only did Jesus endure the pain and suffering, but his Father in Heaven watched as His own son was tortured. All because they love me and wanted me to be in Heaven with them for eternity.
It’s an incredible story. It’s the best story there is. It’s the Great News!
My daughter had a lot of questions after watching the movie, so we talked and we looked up verses in the Bible. I originally had some fear in her watching the movie. She did turn away quite a bit, but I came to the conclusion that if this story is burned into her memory for the rest of her life, Hallelujah! I want her to remember all the pain and torment that Jesus went through just for us, because He loved us. Because He loves her.