Movie Review 2.16.2007
My wife and I went to see Breach today as our “date night.” Sometimes we do our dates on Friday morning, while the kids are in school.
Breach wasn’t bad, a FBI movie that chronicles the downfall of agent Robert Hansen, in one of the worst intelligence disasters in U.S. history. Hansen sold secrets to the Soviets, which resulted in the possible execution of 3 KGB officers. He also gained around $1.4M from the sale of these secrets, and caused other unknown casualties.
Why did he do it? How could someone who was so faithful to the church, his family, and his country, be a sexual deviant who betrayed his country? One phrase that he used during the movie captures his motive. After being berated by his clerk, who told him that he didn’t matter, Hansen replies – “I matter plenty.” This seems to sum up his life, his quest for value.
I believe that is a core desire for everyone. God has placed that deep within us - a desire to matter. At Stonecreek, we believe that everyone was created to matter. We spend time searching that out, and trying to prove it to ourselves. Eventually, though, we must matter to God. That is the mission of our church, to make sure people know that they matter to God, and they can experience this value through following Christ.
Invite someone to Stonecreek this week. When they leave, hopefully they’ll know how much they matter to God.