“I’ll be back.”
If you are a child of the eighties like me, you, without a doubt, know who said those three words and the title of the movie from which they came. Movie quotes are unique in pop culture as they can stay with you for life. Following, are a few more movie quotes from the eighties. Do you know the titles of the movies from which each of them came?
“Wax on. Wax off.”
“If you build it, he will come.”
“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”
“I am your father.”
“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”
(I know this quote isn’t from the eighties but 1977 is close enough, right?)
You could probably think of a few movie quotes that are memorable to you as you read through the preceding list. While those quotes stood out to me as I was growing up, there was a quote from a far less famous movie that came to mind as I thought about Pastor Clint’s sermon from last Sunday on the topic of God as provider and as we learned about the clean water project First Presbyterian Maumee is supporting in the Dominican Republic.
The movie that came to mind is one made for television titled, Jesus (1999). The scene the quote comes from is one where Satan is walking with Jesus through a group of poor people who are starving. He asks Jesus to turn stone into bread and feed the people. Satan says, “They hunger for bread, Jesus.” Jesus replies “They die of hunger because of the hearts of stone of other men not because God wills it.”
This quote is memorable to me because it illustrates the truth that God does provide while often working through people to fulfill the provision. There is more than enough food on earth to feed the hungry but those who have more than enough must be willing to give it and deliver it to those in need. God’s provision must be distributed appropriately and justly.
Similar to the hunger issue in the world is the issue of thirst. In parts of the world such as the Dominican Republic, the access to clean and affordable water is a
Chuck and Heather visited the water dispensary center at Nueva
In response to this need, First Presbyterian is raising funds to provide the equipment for an upgraded water purification and dispensary system for the community. The upgraded system will process three times the water of the old system and will include an electric generator that will kick in when the power is cut, which happens often, allowing water to be purified
The cost of the water project is $26,000. The church has set a goal of raising $13,000 from within the congregation with the rest coming from outside sources. Families can be a part of the effort to raise the funds for the project by collecting change and putting it in the water bottles that students who would like to participate in the project will be bringing home this week. The water bottles should be returned to the church by Sunday, November 20.
Let’s borrow from movie quote, “I’ll be back,” and with Chuck and Heather say, “We’ll be back” and bring God’s provision of purified water to the community at Nueva