Tuesday, November 07, 2006

It Gets Me Every Time

My favorite blogger/author got me thinking this morning and to be honest on this foggy day I was grateful…..oh btw as I was writing this the sun burnt the fog away and it IS a beautiful Fall day...

My all time favorite movie is….The Unsinkable Molly Brown starring Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell……

It is the story of Molly Brown and her amazing spirit. She is orphaned by the Colorado flood and ends up in the Colorado River….winding up being raised by an old miner…..
She is a real tom-boy with dreams of being something more….a LADY…..she runs to Denver well tries to…ends up in Leadville and falls in love with Johnny Brown.
Johnny Brown is a miner with a golden touch……he wants for little and ends up always with so much. He really just wants for little, I mean he’s just a good guy you know. He teaches Molly how to read and falls in love with her. But she thinks that IF she settles for him in Leadville she will never get to Denver, she has dreams remember.
He asks her to marry him.

(as an aside...Just try watching that movie and NOT singing Colorado when you get in the mountains….kind of like singing Oklahoma whenever you get close to a cornfield….)

Back to the story she of course says yes and there are many very funny scenes that I won’t touch on here but let me tell you when she starts imagining a burglar breaking into their home to steal their gold….
Oh did I mention they strike it rich…real rich and there is enough money for them to move to Denver and get a house on the hill….her dream remember, to be a LADY….well they do but their down home ways don’t fit at least with the OLD MONEY people of Denver….
Now anytime they meet anyone new or NOT from The Hill in Denver they are immediately embraced…..for who they are….real people who enjoy life.
In all this they go overseas and party with Dukes and Duchessess and fit in everywhere with their zest for life….which is probably MORE of what Molly has desired her whole life.
So while Johnny Brown longs for home she finds this new place more to her liking…….closer to her dream…..so Johnny goes back to Colorado and Molly stays in Europe……

Molly is a fighter and a dreamer and very rarely quits….will never give up and has never said UNCLE…….in the course of being away from Johnny and finding the emptiness of all her dreams there comes a scene where in the depths of sorrow she gives up….actually says UNCLE…..
Johnny has asked her for a divorce, why she is surprised I don’t know…but she is and she is broken……she takes off her ring and cries UNCLE and in that surrender, determines to return home hoping it is not too late……
Guess what her way home is….THE TITANIC…..and of course she rallies all her fellow passengers and returns home to the Hill accepted and a HERO……

But she is looking for Johnny……and well the last scene I can watch over and over……she walks into their bedroom and he throws his hat on their bed from behind the door where she can't see him...throws his hat on their old brass bed……
He was just waiting for her to ‘turn back’ to him……
He loved her in and through all the ugliness, through her being ashamed of her country roots, ashamed of him…..He just loved her…..

I can’t help but think of God our Father that way….just loving us waiting for us to come back……..never leaving us….never ceasing to love us even when we HURT HIM deeply…….
I don’t know if I did this justice will have to come back to it another day and really write with correct punctuation and all that but for now I wanted to go where Jeff pointed me…to looking at moments in the movies and how I can see Him all over them…..is't like Jeff says....."This isn’t some new concept, and I know it's just a movie, but we’ve heard it time and time again. Everything, it would seem, is reduced to love."

5 comments:

Bar Bar A said...

I LOVED this movie! It made me a fan of Debbie's and to re-think it through your eyes and really grasp anew the story of redemption and love - well, I am going to have to rent it!

I can't wait to read Jeff's post (but I will have to wait till later)

So I Go said...

gbmi'm honored :-)
loved this post, and i'm with barbara.. i need to see that again!

Jada's Gigi said...

It really is beautiful to see Him everywhere in everything...somehow..to the pure all things are pure...:)

bjk said...

I don't think I am pure...ever...not by a lonnng shot....well maybe in Christ I am
supposed to be but ...not sure this side of heaven I can
claim it....I see Him in everything doesn't mean all I
see is clean and good, but to see Him work in the muck
and chaos and mess sure makes HIM seem or I get to experience Him bigger....I don't know but I do know I have a seeking HEART but it's not pure......

Robert said...

I know i am going to have to rent this movie now!!! great illustration of all the themes God gives us in His Word!!!! Glad i found you via barbara!!!!