Friday, October 14, 2011

A Shine of Rainbows

We just watched an inspirational film entitled, A Shine of Rainbow. Read the synopsis below.


Maire O’Donnell is a loving woman as rare as a double rainbow. Joyful, warm and caring, she adopts a young orphan named Tomas and whisks him off to a new home on remote Corrie Island, off the coast of Ireland. Maire shares with Tomas the joys of her island home and introduces him to the whimsical local folklore, including the secret of the seals, and teaches him that everything you need is inside of you- if you really look.

But Maire’s stern husband Alec silently disapproves of Tomas’ timidity and halting speech. He can’t hide his disappointment that Tomas isn’t the kind of child he was hoping for and his reluctance to get to know the boy makes Tomas unsure of whether he really belongs.

Soon though, Tomas too falls in love with his home, befriending local children, descending into a secret bat-filled cave, and saving a stranded baby seal.
When tragedy strikes however, Tomas is faced with his greatest challenge yet. He’ll lose everything unless he can find- and share- the unique gifts inside of him. Risking all, Tomas embarks on a perilous journey where he will need to call on his ability to see joy and color even when in the darkest place, in order to triumph and come home.

A Shine Of Rainbows is a story about the transformational power of love, about finding acceptance, discovering ourselves, and realizing that rainbows are all around us- and within us too.

In the film, I like the conversation of Tomas and her mom while they are on the boat. Tomas asked her mom, “Why did you pick me while there are lots of children that are better than me?” Her mom answered him simply, “Because I love you.” Thomas asked her again, “But you didn’t know me”. She answered, “all what I did is to watched you.”

Sometimes we all have Tomas in ourselves. We are asking God, “Why did you choose me while there are lots of people in this planet than are far better than me?” I believe God will answer us the same answer, “Because I love you.” I know that we will ask him again what Tomas asked to her Mom, “But you didn’t know me”. God will answer us, “I know everything about you. I know when you sit down and when you rise up. I am familiar with all your ways (Psalms 139:1-3). Even the hairs on your head are numbered (Matthew 10:29-31). For you were made in my image (Genesis 1:27).In me you live and move and have your being. For you are my offspring (Acts 17:28). I knew you even before you were conceived (Jeremiah 1:4-5). I choose you when I planned creation (Ephesians 1:11-12).”

Let’s pray.

Dear Daddy God,

Almighty Father, I’m so grateful for choosing me for I know that many were called, but few were chosen. Though I’m not capable but I know that you will turn the situation around for my own advantage, you will equip me to be the person you want me to be and you are looking for availability and a heart. All glory, praises, honor and power belongs to you. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!


For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. – Romans 11:29, NIV

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