Living in New York has some amazing perks. Not Central Perk. It doesn't exist. Quite the let down for this Friends fan. But it does have other perks. There are countless parks one can go and people watch, read, and reflect. Museums filled with priceless art and history that are just a train ride away. However, sometimes a girl just wants to catch a flick. Back home, I would meet my mom and brother for a midnight showing or call Liz and meet at the one good theatre with the really good seats. This summer, I found myself without someone to run to the movies with. I finally got up the guts to venture out on my own. I found a spectacular movie theatre near Lincoln Square that felt more like Universal Studios than a Cinemark and bought myself a ticket to watch Wonder Woman. I was at least 30 minutes into the movie by the time I realized I was in the wrong theatre. By then, I was hooked. There was no way I was walking out! The 80's kid in me still gets chills when Optimus Prime rolls up. To those who know me, it will not come as a surprise that I cried during the film. However, I would like to share the moment that brought me to tears then and a little again now! Throughout the movie, there is a constant fight between good and evil. In an action packed battle scene between Optimus Prime and his enemy, Optimus looks directly at him and in that booming, authority filled, steady voice asks, Did you forget who I am? Somewhere deep in my soul I hear the Lord say to me, Did you forget who I AM? Pretty heavy for a Transformers movie, right? Nonetheless, there I was. Alone in the theatre, tears in my eyes, hands in the air, praising the Lord for who HE IS. The reason for my escape to the movies that day was that I had many things weighing on my heart and just wanted to get away. I was worried about fundraising for my position with Graffiti 2, I was scared that I would never find a group of my own in this giant city, the list could go on and on. Yet, even as I hid in the dark, He was there and He reminded me that He is my provider. He has no limits. I want to have trust without borders.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
I'm JoAnn. I am a God worshipping, Jesus following, child teaching, puppy petting, daughter of the King of Kings, who is grateful for daily grace and forgiveness!