We decided to watch it before the kids to see if it was appropriate for them (14, 12, and 5) and it is, for all of them. It was more than a modern portrayal of the book of Job, and it hit my husband and me really hard. I wondered how could they portray it in a modern way, but it hit to our gut. It shows why some people reject God or Christianity... we can keep going into that downward spiral, or we can turn around, do a 180, and run to God. That's why in His word it says, "Give thanks IN all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." (1Thessalonians 5:18)
Just like his friend in the movie said, "It is so easy to look at what we don't have or what is going wrong, but to realize that everyone suffers in this life, [it's the consequence of sin], but some suffer more than others." And how much did Jesus suffer?...so much more than we could ever imagine...to the point of death on a cross, not for anything He did wrong, but because He loved us SO much and He wanted to redeem the world. Giving thanks in even the little things, and in everything, good or bad is what Job did. And writing a list so we can be reminded of our thankfulness to God so we can be grateful and not ungrateful. Job praised God and though he cursed the day he was born, he never cursed God. God is our Creator, without Him, nothing would be. We would never have life. God can make good come out of evil, God can turn sorrow into joy. God allowed Satan to test Job because He knew that Job was a faithful servant. God never gives us more than we can handle. (1 Corinthians 10:13) Thank you for this movie. Please keep making more like this. To God be the glory!