This weekend, I took some time to watch a movie. I usually unwind with a Hallmark, happy-ending kind of story, but on Sunday I stumbled across "The Five People You Meet in Heaven." Apparently this movie was based on the book by Mitch Albom, which I'd never read before but am thinking would be an awesome book to add to my must-read list. It was a spiritually deep movie in many aspects. Too often we feel our daily life is uneventful or tedious, and we often associate those "normal" events as basically meaningless. The theme of this movie addresses the anger and unhappiness which stem from feeling your life is meaningless. Eddie, the main character, was a man dissatisfied with his life, wishing he had lived a more exciting or more valuable life. All the woulda, coulda, shoulda's haunted him. When Eddie dies unexpectedly, he goes to Heaven but it's not what he expected. In Heaven he meets 5 people who help him understand his 'meaningless' life, some of whom he never really met in life. I won't give away the ending, but I'll tell you it's something you won't expect. If you have ever struggled with wondering about the purpose of a normal or boring life, you will be encouraged to know that every life: no matter how short, boring, or seemingly inconsequential is part of the wonderful plan of God. Every life matters more than we ever know this side of Heaven.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
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