Friday, April 25, 2008

A Teeny-Weeny Speck

Cheers, I’m back! =)

It’s been exactly one month since my last post! Felt kinda’ long, eh? Haha. Today, my grand “come-back” post would be about the latest recent movie I watched… And so, it turns out to be…


Ahahaha, that probably didn’t sound like the best movie pick, eh? But anyway, I didn’t go to the cinema to watch it. Honestly, “Horton Hears a Who” would have been LAST on my a-must-watch-movie list if I didn’t actually happen to be at my cousins’ house, who’s dad happened to have bought the Horton dvd that day. Haha. But surprisingly, this animated “Dr. Seuss” story-turned-movie somehow turned out to be hilariously entertaining!

“Horton Hears a Who” totally got me laughing! Although it was a real goofy show, it unexpectedly had some real good elements in it. Dr. Seuss’ stories are definitely fun and inventive. The last Dr. Seuss movie I remember watching was the one with a horrible white-faced cat guy in it. Haha. :P But this particularly story was one that I could think about.

“Horton Hears a Who” is actually about an elephant called Horton that discovers there are tiny voices coming from a “speck” in the air. The tiny “speck” turns out to be a world of its own, complete with civilized but odd-looking English-speaking creatures called the “Who” people. Horton tries to tell his friends about it, but no one believes him because as the story’s antagonist (a rather surprising character, if you see the movie) says: “If you can’t see it, hear it, or smell it, it doesn’t exist.”

At this point in the movie, I was somehow reminded that a lot of people also use this same view to argue that God does not exist. As a Christian, how do we ourselves know for sure that God exists in our lives? Since we don’t see God with our human eyes, and neither can we hear him audibly or smell him physically, what makes us believe that God is real? Hmm… now that’s something we have to be sure about.

As the movie played out, it became clear to me that the “speck” Horton discovered can also be applied to us. It reminded me that we ourselves are also somehow only a speck in the universe in contrast to the billions of galaxies and who-knows-what out there. But one of the lessons taught in the movie can be summed up in Horton’s quotable statement: “A person is still a person, no matter how small.”

Realizing how small and insignificant we are, we should still be reminded that God holds our world. Even the smartest and richest guy on the planet is accountable to God, because God is the Giver of all talents and giftings, all wisdom and intelligence. Our world may be a speck in the universe, but hey, God cared enough to create us with a right mind to think, free will to make even the littlest of decisions, and five senses to enjoy His world. And do you realize that everything alive around us is a miracle? You are a walking miracle. What more prove do you need to acknowledge the existence of a supreme Creator?

Horton got me laughing. Ha ha. :P

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