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Cinema as Sermons – Somewhere in Time

Updated: Jul 17

In this compilation video from Tatiana Blue 2, Maksim Mrvica ( a Croatian pianist) plays a beautiful rendition of the music from the Movie.

Cinema as Sermons – Somewhere in Time

Does our love transcend Time?

Somewhere in Time is a 1980 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is a film adaptation of the 1975 novel Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Plummer.

Reeve plays Richard Collier, a playwright who becomes obsessed with a photograph of a young woman at the Grand Hotel. Through self-hypnosis, he wishes himself back in time to the year 1912 to find love with actress Elise McKenna (portrayed by Seymour), but comes into conflict with Elise's manager, William Fawcett Robinson (portrayed by Plummer), who fears that romance will derail her career and resolves to stop him.

The film is known for its musical score composed by John Barry. The 18th variation of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini also appears several times.” From Wikipedia

Love is a word used to describe feelings and emotions. Yet we have made the word ubiquitous in its usage. You can love your ice cream or love your spouse. Human love is fickle.

God has an attribute of love. God’s attributes are unchangeable and eternal. He IS love!

Is love a force? Since we are told God is Love what does that mean?

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a). This is the description of God’s love, and because God is love (1 John 4:8), this is what He is like.

Love is a core aspect of God’s character, His Person. God’s love is in no sense in conflict with His holiness, righteousness, justice, or even His wrath. All of God’s attributes are in perfect harmony. Everything God does is loving, just as everything He does is just and right. God is the perfect example of true love. Amazingly, God has given those who receive His Son Jesus as their personal Savior the ability to love as He does, through the power of the Holy Spirit (John 1:12; 1 John 3:1, 23-24).

He loves the world. He loves us so much that He gave His Son in order that the world could be saved, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him” (John 3:16-17, John 1:29). Notice that God’s love is for everyone in the world; whoever believes in Him sinner or saint.

God looks at time all at once. His love encompasses all creation, even those who hate him. Even as Jesus hung on the cross, God the Father could see all sins that would occur by all humans from the beginning of time until the end. He put the evil and darkness of those sins on Christ and judged him for them.

Yes, love transcends time. As we die and leave our bodies and temporarily reside with God in Heaven the love, we accrued over a lifetime will remain with us into eternity.

Although fanciful in concept the Movie Somewhere in Time reminds us that love is a force that cannot be stopped or destroyed.


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