I had the opportunity to preview a new movie inspired by Royal Family Kids Camp, an organization that reaches out to foster care kids.
I watched it with Max. We both were truly touched by it.
There are some very heavy themes of child abuse and it’s not necessarily appropriate for young children.
But Max and I both gasped and shed some quiet tears as we watched it together.
I’m glad we did.
It’s a faith based movie and although not based entirely on a true story it is born from experiences at Camp with foster care children.
There was a lot in the movie that reminded me of this:
And one of my favorite parts was the honest discussion between two counselors as they discussed, “what now?”
They go back to their lives and we go back to ours.
“I pray that God will watch over them. Because God can love us no matter our situation. That means whether we can feel it or not.”
“And that’s what you tell these kids? …. I hope you are right.”
The character hangs her head a bit and replies, “Me too.”
That scene felt really familiar.
We’ve all been to places, or in situations, or crossed paths with stories that we walk away from.
And we feel so helpless. Our prayers for safety and comfort amidst such darkness almost seem silly.
But we continue. And we hope we are right.
We hope His lovingkindness will draw them in and that ultimately in the end “everything sad is becoming untrue.” (JRR Tolkien)
It’s definitely worth seeing if you can.
Look here to see where it’s playing.