As part of my dad’s birthday present, I wanted to treat him to go see Hostiles.
It’s the latest and greatest western out at the theatres. So yesterday afternoon we went to the movies. Oklahoma’s own, Wes Studi, portrays the Cheyenne war chief that’s being escorted back to his tribal homeland to die.
My father is a huge western fan. The western channel is always blaring from his room. Pistols firing! No wonder I felt so comfortable attending OSU as my college of choice!
There was plenty of gunfire. 2.15 hours of it. Enough that no one fell asleep.
Equal tribute was given to both sides, the calvary soldiers and the native Americans, as Captain Joseph Blocker remained strong and courageous reluctantly leading his band of misfits across 1892 America under the command of President Harrison. Each of his party members being terrified of the other, yet uniting as one when it came to their survival. And faith in God was even given tribute, a refreshing scene to see in today’s new releases.
Living back then, you would have had to have been strong and courageous. You would have had to rely on your God going before you.
Living today, it’s just as important. We may no longer battle Indian raids or calvary attacks, but our battles are just as real. Drugs and hatred poison our countryside today just as deadly.
Let’s all be strong and courageous. Let’s trust in the fact that our God will never leave or forsake us. As we partake on our own personal journeys. And let’s remember that working together as one will always allow us to see things differently from our brother’s perspective.
And if you go see it for yourselves, girls, there’s a little romance in it for you, and don’t forget the popcorn! No movie is complete without it.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Love and laughter,