Can God speak through the animated movie, “Chicken Run?”
Today my wife said that she felt a nudging in the Spirit to watch the movie, “Chicken Run.” The idea sounded kind of weird to me, but I went along with her. In the movie the woman who owned the chickens wanted to stop selling eggs and to start making chicken pies. Afterwards, I opened my email and saw a message from Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, entitled: “Warm Up With Chicken Pot Pie.” When I opened the message it read: “Homemade Chicken Pot Pie For the Soul.” We were amazed. What are the odds of that? And what was God’s message to us in “Chicken Run?” Were still asking but . . .
Like the chicken, Ginger, in the film, we’ve been relentlessly pursuing a vision of freedom (ekklesia) and no matter what happens or how many times doors are slammed in our faces, we can’t stop seeking the ekklesia vision that God has given us.
For weeks I’ve been praying for God to animate us from within. I don’t recall using the word animate like that before.
Here are three quotes from the movie that encouraged us.
* ” Keep pedaling! We’re not there yet! You can’t see paradise if you don’t pedal!”
* “You’re always talking about ‘back in your day’; well, ‘today’ is your day”
* “Heaven help us.”