Friday, September 14, 2007
The Last Sin Eater
"A little girl's quest for redemption uncovers a dark secret...and the truth shall set her free."
Thus says the tag line of movie The Last Sin Eater based on the best-selling book by Francine Rivers and directed by Michael Landon Jr. (yeah, the son of the guy who directed the Little House on the Prairie series! :D)
When Mom ordered the movie (after we missed seeing it in theaters since it wasn't playing everywhere) I must admit, I didn't watch it right away. But last night, after Mom and Tiff left for the Raising Maidens of Virtue meeting, Melissa and I put the kids to bed and sat down, with nothing to do.
As Melissa walks up to bed I stop her.
"Hey, Moosh (our nickname for her...don't ask!), I don't really want to go to bed yet...will you stay up and watch "Last Sin Eater" with me?"
She shrugs. "Sure."
So we sit down and turned on the projector and the film started.
What can I say, except that I was surprised beyond belief? I wasn't expecting much, and I got more than I'd hoped for!
It's the beautiful, Sweetly sorrowful story of a young girl, Cadi Forbes, who has, in her eyes, committed an almost unforgivable sin. She struggles to find cleansing for her broken heart, she searches, desperately trying to find the one who can take her sins away, the sins that are tearing at her heart.
She goes to the sin eater...who she thinks is the one to take her sins away forever. When he fails, and she thinks that all hope is gone for her, a man shows up...a man of God, who, with a few simple words, shows her the truth of Jesus Christ, the only one who can cleanse us from our sins. The one and the only Sin Eater.
I couldn't help but let the tears fall when Cadi finally tells the Man of God her great and terrible sin. It went like this:
"Will you ask God to forgive me?" Cadi begs, the tears rolling down her cheeks.
The Man of God smiles as his own eyes fill with tears and embraces her. With his rough, southern drawl he replies,"You just did...you beautiful girl...you just did."
If you haven't seen this movie, please, at least rent it. And if you haven't read the book (which is better, by the way!) please do the same. Believe me, you will be glad you did!