Monday, March 21, 2016
MOVIE REVIEW: Come Unto Me
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Young Samuel and little Mary are intrigued by the man called John the Baptist, but they can't take the chance of staying in one place long enough to listen to his message. On the run from Roman soldiers, the brother and sister must do whatever it takes to survive. But when they meet a kind woman at a well, she introduces them to her son, Jesus—and their meeting forever changes the children's lives.
Come Unto Me brought me to tears with its touching story of two children who are lost and wandering, stealing from strangers to keep themselves fed. As the children hide from the Roman soldiers they meet Mary, Jesus mother at a well. She invites them to join her and her son for supper. During that supper, the children learn about faith and more about Jesus and His calling as the Son of God. Thanks to Mary and Jesus, the children learn to have faith. Like the previous movie He Knows My Name, I loved this one. It's short and sweet and yet carries with it a powerful spirit and message. It's easy to forget sometimes about Jesus living and breathing like the rest of us, and these movies show so sweetly the man he was and is and His willingness to both live and die for us. A tender movie for young and old alike.