Forrest Gump -- Destiny

Toward the end of the movie Forrest Gump speaks to Jenny's grave:

"Jenny, I don't know if mama was right, or if it's Lieutenant Dan, I don't know if we each have a destiny or if we're all just floatin' around accidental like on a breeze... but i think, maybe it's both. Maybe both are happening at the same time..."

Forrest had seen and experienced a lot. He also took things for what they were, unassumingly. He had endured a lot of hardship, maybe more than what he deserved, but he dealt with it to the best of his ability. Overall, a man such as this would be more qualified than most to speak about "the way things are."

According to Forrest Gump, we are not inextricably bound to fate nor are we "floatin' around accidental like on a breeze." Both of these realities apply at the same time.

This is the best explanation for life and living because we should not claim to have things figured out completely. God intercedes, but we also have a choice in the matter. God gave us a choice in the matter.

It is impossible to size up God; this is both good and necessary. For this reason innocent minds tend to know Him best. Those who take Him at His word, who know Him through faith, will know Him best.

The mysteriousness of life hints at the depth of God's character.

1 comment:

Martin said...

thanks for this. Just what I need! :D