The Gravity of Faith

gravity-movie-posterI saw the movie Gravity the other day.  It was really good.  In all honesty, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this movie about being “stuck” in space, floating, with no gravity holding your feet to the ground (I assume that is why it is named as such).  Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised by this touching and very well acted movie.  It was so much more than what it seemed in the previews.

I’m blogging about this  movie not to advertise for it, but to touch on a recurring theme that touched me deeply.  The main character, Sandra Bullock, (no spoiler – you already know this) is floating in space with no “anchor” to hold her down . . . no gravity to secure her.  She is literally floating adrift.  I feel like that a lot in my life – like I’m floating adrift with no anchor, no gravity helping me feel safe and secure.  During those times I tend to lean on what I know in my heart to be the best anchor there is – my faith in God.

This movie had beautiful hints and undercurrents of faith throughout it.  The main character is desperately looking for that anchor, that gravity to secure her and keep her safe.  One begins to realize that she’s been drifting long before this space tragedy takes place – she has been seeking an anchor for a very long time.  In my heart I wanted her to find the anchor I know to be true, and that is faith in God.  I don’t want to say more because I don’t want to spoil the story for you.  But, if you go see this movie, be aware of the religious symbols throughout.  Not just Christian symbols, mind you . . . religious in general.

What is your anchor, your gravity?  What centers you in this crazy world?

About revmonica

I'm the Director of Growth Ministries at Williamsons Chapel United Methodist Church and the proud wife of Steve and mommy to Morgan and Gavin.
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