The Longest Ride

This movie sent out some powerful punches. Life takes a love one away. Life gives love a new chance to grow. What does love have to do with it? Plenty. The beauty of two different couples meshed together is a blockbuster. We especially loved the love between a man and a woman. What happens at the end is a type of Christ. In the last bold scene, the art work is ready for auction. There is one picture to be auctioned first. It is a painting of a woman who is endeared by her spouse. Well. If you haven’t seen the movie, you may want to stop here. If not, here it goes.

The portrait of Ruth is to be sold to the first approved bidder. I believe it starts at $2,000. No one bids for it. The second time, the auctioneer reduces the price to $1,000. No one bids. The third time the auctioneer reduces the price to $600. At that particular scene, the cowboy, Scott Eastwood, appears. His girlfriend, the artist curator, is sitting in the audience with wide eyes waiting. Scott’s bid is accepted.

The will of Ruth’s husband is read. It states, the one who purchased this painting of Ruth is the new owner of all the paintings. Wow. What a scene.

Type of Christ. The painting of Ruth represents Christ. No one will bid or accept Christ except on their own terms. They want someone beautiful, alive and accepting of their lives without cost. It doesn’t work that way. Christ bids to anyone who will accept him. His Father said, John 3:16. “For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Son, whosoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

What does it take to accept the “rejected” painting? Once you accept the rejected, you own life will soon be accepted. Take time to consider the consequences of your actions.

Realize once you accept the “painting” of Christ on the Cross, you will be living richly for all eternity. Amen. ~Y.Alvarado

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