I have been a movie fan forever (movies with popcorn, that is). I remember watching “Bambi” and “Cinderella” as my first venture to the silver screen. Then I graduated to “Gone with the Wind” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Yes, I love movies, especially when I have movie popcorn drenched in butter.
I haven’t been to a movie in a while, so when friends invited us this past weekend we jumped at the chance. “What are we going to see,” I asked. “War Room, the new Kendrick Brothers film!” That caught my attention, because I’ve been a fan of theirs ever since I saw “Facing the Giants” (then “Fireproof” and “Courageous”). We were so eager to go, we showed up 15 minutes early to get in the popcorn line.
We took up the entire row (all six of us). Drinks and popcorn in hand, the movie started. I wasn’t prepared for the encounter. I was so caught up in the emotion I forgot to eat my popcorn. “War Room” features a beautiful story of the power of prayer . . . in marriage, for families, for health, government, country. I believe it was released at the precise moment for the church and our country, and for the world. “War Room” was a beautiful reminder to me who is in control and who is our defender and provider.
All six of us sat motionless as the movie finished, each wiping tears from our eyes. My tears helped remove my blinders. Within 12 hours I learned of three different couples having marital problems, one woman who had critical health issues, and 13 women who asked for counseling. This movie was a wake-up call to me. I encourage you and everyone you know to go see it. Prayer works! We need to believe it and do it!
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16