Taking Chanceby David Mains – Mainstay Ministries

For you who are looking for inspirational movies, have you rented Taking Chance starring Kevin Bacon? Chance is the name of a young soldier who has been killed in Iraq. Bacon plays a senior officer, in this HBO production, who volunteers for the role of accompanying the body as it’s returned to its hometown for burial.

So Taking Chance, the name of this film based on a true story, refers to this senior officer taking the body of Chance back to his roots. This may not sound like all that sensational a plot line, but it’s really quite touching, especially in the way our Marines show great respect to all those who have fallen in the line of duty. You’ll like it, I promise.

It also made me think of the verse in Revelation 14:18, which reads, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.” Christians don’t just pass away and that’s it. The Lord treats them with great dignity and respect. “Yes,” the verse continues, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” How wonderful, etc…