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True Grit

I’m not a fan of going to see movies at the theatre.  I’ve always felt it was a waste of money.  However, having company during the holidays, we went to see a movie called True Grit.

I had seen the original 1968 movie on TV when I was younger and never paid much attention to the word “grit” which means firmness of character.

The story is about a 14 year old girl whose father is killed and she hires the best U S Marshall to avenge her father’s murderer so the family can have justice.

I was surprised when the opening line of the movie started with a a Scripture from the Bible found in Proverbs 28:1 that says “The wicked flee when no man pursueth.”

The proverb set the background to the movie.  When the music started the familiar tune I’ve heard in church services many times played “Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms.  Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.”

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms

Early in the movie, the girl states “You must pay for everything in this world.  Nothing is free but the grace of God.”  Amen to that!

I wasn’t expecting to catch glimpses of Scripture throughout the movie but again the girl quotes from Ezekiel Chapter 37 when she states how she feels during one scene — “as dried bones.”

The movie ends with the same classic hymn “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms.”

Much like the real world, the young girl who seeks revenge suffers physically for that journey in her life.

Overall it was a good movie although I do not enjoy people shooting other people nor bloodshed.

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