11/27/2016

Thoughts on The Christmas Candle

Holmes and I watched The Christmas Candle last night. Although scripture was used throughout the movie, we were disappointed in the theology and were unsure of the basic premise. Perhaps it was meant to be a sweet story with a little Bible tucked in. The crux of the tale is that a magical candle, brought by an angel, is supposed to give the recipient good luck if they pray while it is lighted. Of course, things go wrong with the candle, everyone prays anyway, and all goes right at the end.

The whole story was quaint but weird. We weren't sure what point the movie was trying to get across--trust in a candle? trust in prayer? everything turns out the way you want it to when you pray? Anyhow, if you watch it with children, be prepared to discuss the meaning and compare/contrast what the Bible says about prayer.

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