Monday, June 09, 2008

Under the Baobab tree

Just finished rewatching Evan Almighty last night with continued enjoyment. It’s become a semi-favorite because of the profound theological thoughts I see therein.

My most inspirational comes right at the end of the picture when Evan, having returned to his normal demeanor, is having one final conversation with God, beneath what I see as a Baobab tree. I know it’s not really, but I’m projecting symbolism. In that conversation Evan tells God: “I fought You every step of the way.” To which God replies: “Yes, but you obeyed Me.”

“I fought You.” “But you obeyed.” Powerful thoughts, particularly in terms of the Old Testament. No wonder I’m so taken with the Book of Job.


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