6. Waiting for Butterflies
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The movie begins with a horrific tragedy that rips apart a family. John Archer (Jason Burkey) agrees to take his niece Lila (Sadie Morton), out for ice cream. While in the parking lot, John receives a phone call and sends Lila alone into the store, not knowing there was a robbery.
He hears a gunshot and runs into the store to find that Lila shot. After Lila's death, his sister Rachel (Clara Cloud) refuses to forgive him and wants nothing to do with him.
A few years later, after no contact, his grandmother, Carolynn Archer (Bonnie Johnson), is dying of cancer, and she wants to see John. Her great hope and dying wish are to see the family reunited, but Rachel is still bitter. When John arrives, he finds that his grandma has one last request. He must visit the man in prison who killed Lila.
The remarkable story takes you on a heart wrenching emotional journey that unfolds as John gets to know Noah (Tim Ross), who has become a changed man while in prison. Through one death, many lives are saved.
Waiting for Butterflies is a beautiful movie about faith, forgiveness, and how God works miracles in people's lives through unexpected situations and people.
Message: Forgiveness is challenging but possible when we trust God and allow Him to heal us.
Scripture: "Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Ephesians 4:31-32
I hope these movies are a source of growth for you, both in your relationship with God and with each other!
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