Friday, May 1, 2009

rebuilding

We watched Bridge to Terabithia last night on tv. I'd never seen it before but had read the book back in elementary or middle school. I don't want to giveaway the plot if you're not familiar with it, but well, I'm going to with what I next talk about...
The movie ends with Jess rebuilding Terabithia after losing Leslie. Rebuilding after a tragedy. It's not better, just different. And ok, in a different way. That's what hope (in God) does for us. Moves us past the moment, allowing us to heal but not to forget. Allowing us to rebuild after a tragedy tears down.
Not sure that it's what Katherine Patterson wanted me to walk away with from her novel, but this morning I'm rejoicing in the gift of hope and rebuilding after tragedy.

1 comment:

Staci said...

Sounds like a great movie! I'll have to check it out. I remember loving the book years ago.