This is Our Time is about a group of friends straight out of college with all their dreams ahead of them. And for most of them, it seems like they are well on their way to achieving those dreams. It seems like Ethan gets left behind as his friends and sister pursue their life dreams and he doesn’t get accepted to Grad School. He has a hard time understanding why he is in this place and doesn’t understand why it’s seemingly easy for everybody else. He feels “side-lined” by God – like he is watching everyone else serve their purpose while he is lost.
As things go for many of us, what seemed to be going well for everyone else ends up taking wrong turns, and then their whole world gets shaken up. They all try to question this new path they are on. How could this happen? Why did it all get taken away? What IS my purpose?
I enjoyed this movie so much because I think it is something we all can relate to – whether we’re the “odd man out,” the one who seemed to be on the right track and it all went wrong, or having lost something or someone close to us. There are many “whys” to life whether you’re just out of college or well into your adult life. I love how This is Our Time talked about how each part of our life is just a “task” or a “mission” – not our “time” or purpose. What it’s really about is who we ARE or who we are becoming to be. God uses these tasks and purposed to refine us. And there are going to be things in life we may never understand. They seem unfair, and it hurts, but we have to just keep trusting God in our walk with Him.
This is Our Time made me laugh, cry (and I don’t usually cry!), and think deeply. It is definitely a movie I would recommend. I do think this sums it up well:
“What they all come to learn is that it never really was their time,” Arnold said. “It always was, always is, God’s time.”
This is our time will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, April 16th. It will be available nationwide at Family Christian Stores and most Christian online and brick-and-mortar retail stores nationwide.
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