A message I preached. A reference to a movie. And a slew of guys on social media telling me they went home and watched it after church.
What is it with “Taken?” I think I know what it is.
It’s about a father. It’s about a daughter in trouble. And about a rescue. An amazing, frightening and thrilling rescue.
We’re not shocked that the father, played by Liam Neeson, is able to rescue. After all, he’s got a particular set of skills from a long career in dealing with scum like the kidnappers.
But that’s not the best part. The best part is that he is a father – and a rescuer of the daughter he loves. He goes to great lengths to identify with every experience his daughter has gone through in order to find her. He risks his life to save her.
In the final scene, he is able to snatch her from the brink of bondage and death. And she’s not surprised he came. After all, he’s her dad.
She said, “Daddy. You came for me.” He said, “I told you I would.”
It’s a familiar story, right? Lost, in bondage, headed toward certain destruction…until the Father springs into action…
Thoughts from John Meador and insights from God's Word.