I would like the role of me to be played by Keanu Reeves. That way, I am guaranteed my wife will watch it. The movie would definitely be a drama, a romantic comedy, oh wait, and in parts, a thriller, but isn’t that life? There would be scenes depicting tremendous joy, moral failure, and of mediocre accomplishments. Would it win an Oscar? “The envelope please. And the Oscar goes to…” not my life.
I suppose to mankind, since I have not made any great scientific discoveries, found a cure for cancer, written the next great American novel, or become the world’s richest man, my life doesn’t stand out. Does that matter? Not to me.
The movie could contain dramatic scenes of my life, but the most important ones are when I accepted Jesus into my life at age 7, which guided me into the person I have become, and the Sunday morning, at age 17, I dedicated my life to living for God. Since then, I have done my best to go where He has asked me to, have spoken the words He has placed in my mouth, and do as He has directed.
The majority of my life I have tried to do what is right. I have shared my faith with many, and in many ways. When I have fallen, I have taken hold of God’s hand and have asked him to help me get back up. In moments I felt the deepest pain I hid in his palm, so He could touch my heart. During my victories I have given the glory to God.
So, at the end of it all, the only thing that matters is what God thinks of how I have chosen to live my life. I may not win an award created by man, but hopefully I will hear from God, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.” Then perhaps He will give me a crown, at which point I will bow, and place it at the feet of Jesus, for none of the good in my life would have been possible if it wasn’t for the good He did in his life.
The last and final word is this:
Do what he tells you. Ecc. 12:13 (MSG)
Producer: Jesus Christ
Set Designer: God
Special Effects: The Holy Spirit
Support: Jesus Christ
Screenplay: God (with the exceptions when Mark edited it.)
Mark: Keanu Reeves
Mark’s Wife: Kim So-eun
Mark’s Father: Jimmy Houston
Mark’s Mother: Meryl Streep
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