The Nativity Story - A Teenage Girl Became A God-Bearer
- By Sam George
- Published 12/23/2007
Sam George is the Executive Director of PARIVAR International - a non-profit initiative to address the needs of youth and families of Asian Indian origin in North America and to the Asian Indian community worldwide. Parivar means family in many Indian languages. Sam George also serves as one of the founding directors of Urban India Ministries
www.UrbanIndia.org Sam George and his wife, Mary have spoken at premarital and family events in many countries. They are parents of two boys and make their home in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Sam is the author of the book “Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians." Check out this website www.CoconutGeneration.com Coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside) is a metaphor for the Americanized Asian Indians. Sam George can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey, seen the new movie - The Nativity Story yet?
I hope to make it before Christmas. Or it will be next year when the DVD version comes out. I am sure this will make this familiar story come alive. Last week, a friend of mine saw the movie and spoke highly of it. Since then I really wanted to go. Just the scheduling difficulty. See the official site www.thenativitystory.com. Read a review of the movie.
The Nativity Story doesn’t recite word for word from scriptures as in Jesus Film made by Campus Crusade. But it is heavily drawn from the gospel narratives of the birth of Jesus. The movie is the story of Mary and Joseph making their laborious journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in obedience to the governmental edict and to fulfill the ancient prophecy of a Messiah in the Old Testament.
Since the success of the Passion of Christ, so many bible based movies are coming out. Hollywood seems to be keen on gaining access to wallets of Christians. It makes perfect business sense. You either make biblically accurate movie or contrary to its teaching. Both gets lots of publicity and its makers gather their booty!
But the message of the movie is this - a teenage girl became a God-bearer. God still are looking for teenagers and all who are willing to be worldchanger, by birthing Jesus into our worlds and making him real in our contexts. May God find favor with us to be God-bearers!