Movie cinemas introduce the masses to memorable scenes. Once available to viewers On Demand, DVD or through reruns on television, classic lines become part of daily conversations. Whether its Good Will Hunting’s “How about them apples,” Titanic’s “I’m king of the world” or Remember the Titans “If we don’t come together now as a team, we too will be destroyed,” art often imitates life. As for me, it started with a girl.
My sophomore year of high school was a turning point for me. Too worried about pleasing others, my offer to attend a homecoming dance with a girl on the cross country was rejected. To make matters worse, she ended up going with one of my teammates. The final straw and knife in the back was when I noticed each of them locking lips on the dance floor. This week of agony led me to a severe state of depression. Although, it started with a girl, this trial ended with a faith in Christ, Romans 10:9-10.
From my perspective, God does work in mysterious ways. In fact, my attraction to church, also started with a girl, who became my high school sweetheart. My parents didn’t have to force me to attend a local youth group. Rather, as soon as several attractive girls began to go, my friends and I followed. In life, you never know what or who the Lord will use to steer you toward His will. Although it started with a girl for me, God will do what it takes to lead his children back to the fold, John 10:1-6.
by Jay Mankus