For the Dreamers

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “intentional.” We would love to have you join us.

This was not intentional at all, but this is what happened. On Sunday, after church, I went to see The Greatest Showman because Karrilee had seen it twice already. And now I can’t stop talking about it.

The story of PT Barnum, his dreams, his life, the dreams of the circus acts. So much goodness and full of so much intentionality about identity and belonging. My new anthem is the words from the song “This is Me.” We are made glorious on purpose. Each of us is fearfully and wonderfully made.

This movie is full of faith themes. In all actuality, it reminded me that God is the ultimate Showman. These themes were maybe not intentional, but they do seem to come across that way. This movie is oozing with love, grace, mercy, belonging and identity. Who are we as beloved children of God? This movie points us to who and whose we are.

Sorry, not sorry. But I can’t get enough of this movie. I’m singing the songs at the top of my lungs because they echo my own dreams. This movie is a movie for all of us; for all the dreamers!

42 thoughts on “For the Dreamers

  1. Hey, I really don’t do movies, but I need to listen to The Greatest Showman’s music and get inspired the way you’ve been! Your post title reminds me of the DACA Dreamers who are so on our hearts and in our intentional actions in southern California and throughout the Southwest. I hadn’t planned to FMF this week (so behind in everything), but my comment would make a good start for a 5 minute essay…

  2. I like how this movie has inspired you and you recognized deeper themes. For me, that’s what art is intended to do. And thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. #IToldYouSo …LOL! I’m SO GLAD you went to see this –and on the big screen the way it was intended to be seen! And I am so glad that it resonated with you and that you fell in love with it just like I did! I can’t wait to OWN it… which never happens with me. And yes and amen to having the soundtrack on repeat, loudly!

  4. I’m hoping that I can get in to see this movie while it is still on the big screen! I love that they were able to find the good to portray in PT Barnum – I love the message of acceptance.

  5. Funny, a friend was just telling me about this movie yesterday! And now hearing about the themes you describe makes me want to experience them for myself. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. Tara, I have not heard one negative comment about this movie. Normally my family is a wait for the DVD type (budget needs), but I think I just might have to take the leap. I wonder if it will hold out in the theater long enough for me to be able to eat popcorn again. Thanks for sharing your joy!

    • I did have one friend say that she was a little disappointed in the final movie. But she is the only negative comment I have heard. Yes!! You must see this on the big screen!!! It is so worth it!

  7. I’ve heard so many things about this movie already, maybe I have to to see it, too. When they show it in English (the dubbed versions are normally horrible)…
    Amazing how God can meet us anywhere, even in a movie theater!

  8. Oh, I am going to have to go see this movie. I need to remember who I am to God. I tend to get overly focused on my circumstances and my failures. Thank you for this reminder. Tara. -Jolene

  9. Tara, your enthusiasm and excitement are palpable here! It sounds like an unmissable movie, though I would need to watch it at home instead. I love it that God so often speaks through books, films and TV. Maybe it’s a part of His common grace, whereby He encourages people without an active faith in Him to start thinking, questioning and seeking. Thanks for sharing how this has touched you! xo

  10. I’ve heard people saying they saw this movie multiple times already — it must be that good. Thanks for telling us a bit about it!

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