Monday, October 20, 2008


So last night I made the mistake of watching The Ring on TV. I had already seen it once and it basically terrified me, so I'm not sure why I thought I could watch it again. But I was stupid and sure enough, it totally freaked me out for the second time.

Since I was pretty disturbed, I was looking forward to reading my Bible before bed, figuring it would calm me a bit.

First, I read a couple chapters from Zechariah and I came across this in chapter 12 verse 4:

"On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness," declares the LORD.

Creepy!! If you haven't seen The Ring, part of the story involves a stable of horses that go nuts and jump into the ocean. This did not help to calm my nerves! I sat there for a minute, quite weirded out and then moved on with my devos.

My next stop was Luke 14. I was happily reading about Jesus healing people when I came to verse 5:

Then he asked them, "If one of you has a son or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull him out?"

Heavens to Betsy! Basically the entire movie revolves around people falling (or being thrown) down wells.

So that was basically disturbing. What is God trying to tell me?? Probably to stop watching scary movies.

1 comment:

Klyn said...

OH MY WORD!!! I can't believe you posted this today! ;) I actually watched the...well, ok, not the end cuz I cut out before I thought something else bad would happen, but I did see the part where she was in the well, and shortly thereafter...if you really want to know exactly how much, let me know, and I'll share with you how much of a chicken I am! :)

However, I couldn't feel comfortable not knowing the ending (how dumb am I? I could've just assumed something, I think I may have been better off...) so I looked up the ending (spoiler websites are great) so I could "feel better" never having seen it I "had" to know the ending (a recurring problem I'm finding...). Needless to say, I found myself in the same boat as you, and had the same conclusion. God must have built in a pretty good thing in me when He gave me this "nutso" thing where I refuse to watch pretty much any movie. It keeps me safe and sane. ;)