I have read the book for the 1st time in 2009. What an amazing read. I felt touched by the love of God and knew I had spent the night (could not put the book down to get some sleep) with God – the Holy Spirit – Jesus. The triune God.
I did not sleep much that night, yet I was energized and wide awake the next day. I reread the book in 2013 – again, the Spirit of the Lord touched me through the pages of the book. Healed my heart in places, I never even knew. Yesterday I went to see the Movie – amazing.
No worries fellow believers, the movie does not claim, that either of the personas in this movie are God.I don’t know, if you read the Chuck Black Series ‘Knights of Arrethrae’ or any other Christian book for that matter – I did and I loved them.
Ultimately it’s always the same thing: fiction bringing the Fibre of WHO God really is, closer to mankind. Those that have not been able to relate to God, have never opened their heart to him, can learn about his true nature: He is a good good father!
Unbeknownst to me, I found myself in tears this morning: having to let go of some pain, I did not even know still existed in my heart, I believe the Holy Spirit triggered these emotions to be released, because I allowed that deep pain to surface, as the movie touched me on a very deep level.
Trusting the goodness of the Father yet more.
See, I have been in love with Jesus for years now, he is my one and only – but because we share a long distance relationship (He is in heaven, I am not yet) – it’s tough. I long for him in the here and now every waking moment of my life.
There are moments I cope with the loneliness of the here and now better, and there are moments, when I can’t cope at all, feeling overwhelmed and alone.
I do believe, that one day we will be reunited – but due to these unresolved, unreleased emotions, that I had to surrender and forgive this morning, I had not been able to perceive God in all his goodness and kindness towards me…..YET.
Deep in my heart, I still harboured the fear, that he will not give me my miracle and my heart’s desire…… It all results from not having forgiven my father for how he treated my mother, when I was little, how I always felt criticized and judged by my father, and my siblings.
God wanted me to see, that I needed to cast this pain and hurt unto him, for he cares for me. It needed to be surrendered to his profound wisdom – he, who knows all mankind, knows how to deal with all of us, gently, tenderly and just.
I forgive them, told my Abba Father, how sorry I am, that I still saw him as stern, not preparing my place in heaven for me, giving me my reward, when he returns for his girl, his bride, his treasure:……my happily ever after here on earth. Because I could not see him in all his Glory and all his Mercy and Grace.
The book, now the movie – The Shack – has opened my eyes to even deeper truths, of who my Abba father truly is. I am thankful, and I can only recommend this movie to all of you. Those who never met him, and those who think they know him well……maybe you can still learn something, if you open your mind and your heart, I am sure, the Holy Spirit will touch your heart, and lead you even deeper into the arms of the beloved.
Amen. Praise God. To him be all Glory, Honour and Praise
Source: The Shack – the Movie