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Movie Review: 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain

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When you watch the made-for-TV faith-based movie, and you should, don’t waste time scrolling for A-listers among the credits. But do sit down with your box of Kleenex – you’ll need them. Prepare to meet yourself in this true story of the “miracle man,” Eric LeMarque. As you journey with him through 8 days of being lost in the bitter cold temperatures of the High Sierras where he faces his own mortality, you’ll see into the personal childhood struggles that opened the door to his battle with addiction that also helped him to face this harrowing test with incredible resilience that refused to quit when all seemed hopeless.
There is a scene where Eric says, in anger and anguish, speaking toward the mountain, “What do you want from me??!” Then he says, resolutely, “I’m going this way,” as he turns in the opposite direction. It struck me that even as he continued to take matters into his own hands, God was right there. Patient. Watchful. Loving. Purposeful.
I cried. I fought the mountain with Eric. Not the High Sierras. The mountain that was within him. The mountain we all face.
How about you? Are you or someone you love running hard and far from God? Don’t give up. He loves you. He loves the ones you love. Keep Praying. Keep Believing. Keep Trusting.
I’m reminded of a song. It’s well worth your time to read all the lyrics but here’s a snapshot.
Blessings
By Laura Story
We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
And all the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things
'Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
'Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise...
Happy New Year, Friends. Be sure you look for your blessings even, no especially in the rain drops.