What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Act of Valor: The LIFE not the movie


By Creg

It all started when Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh of Bandito Brothers Production filmed a video for the Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen. Since this was a training video the United States Navy allowed them to use actual active duty SEALs. After spending so much time working closely with the SEALs, McCoy and Waugh came up with the idea for a modern day action movie about Navy SEALs.

As Act of Valor developed (it opened this weekend) they used the SEALs as advisors for the movie. Soon the filmmakers realized that no actors or stuntmen could realistically portray or physically fill the demands of the roles they had written in the script. So McCoy and Waugh asked for and received permission from the Navy to use actual active duty SEALs to star in the film. The SEALs will remain anonymous, and will not be identified in the films credits.

I've read that it's an exciting, riveting movie and when you learn that actual, real Navy SEALs are the stars of this movie, everything about it becomes more realistic. And then when you learn that they had to use actual SEALs because they couldn't find actors capable of the physical and mental demands of the roles, well that makes me think of Jesus.

God sent Jesus on a mission to do for us what we could not do for ourselves. Sometimes we try to be good actors or stuntmen, but we cannot fill the physical and mental demands of the role of the Savior no matter how hard we try to get everything exactly right.

Thank God that the actual active duty Son of God chose to be the star.

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