These thoughts today come from our Elder Mike Overmiller. Enjoy the wisdom.
An old Charlie Chaplin silent movie was playing on YCAT last night. I didn't catch the name of the movie, but Charlie found himself being chased by 2 tribes of Indians! He was chased by one tribe to the edge of a steep cliff, across which was strung a crude bridge consisting of rope and wood planks. Unfortunately most of the planks were missing! Out of desperation Charlie made his way across the deep chasm by taking the planks behind him and placing them in front. When he made it to the other side, he was met by the second tribe! I must have fell asleep at that point because I can't remember what happened next. I imagine Charlie found a way out of that mess only to stumble into another.
If a movie were ever made about my life it might resemble an old Charlie Chaplin silent movie. Picture me as Charlie running literally from scene to scene dealing with what came up!! It's funny in the movies, because in that make-believe world, the situation can be changed to fit the storyline. If you want funny, have me do something funny. In a make-believe world everything can be made funny. Or serious, or whatever fit our mood.
Imagine if there were a movie made starring Isaac, what would be the plotline? Comedy? Tragedy? Drama? Would it be something everyone would run to see? Would he be a hero or a villain? Good guy/ bad guy?
Isaac's obedience to God and his faith, are not the product of a cinematic fairy tale. It is, in fact, an example of quiet submission to our Fathers' will that only re-enforces my desire to submit to His perfect plan for my life. A life made possible only through my Savior, His Son, our Lord Jesus. A life we can all aspire to.
Fortunately, a movie of my life will never be made here on earth. One day, however, there will be one shown, in Heaven. A biography. There won't be any tickets sold, no need. It will be a packed house. My plotline is being written right now, in the present, with a certainty that the Grace that God affords us through his only Sons' shed blood can affect the end of my story. What will yours be?