I wonder what ever happened to this kid from Hook...don't you ever wonder what happened to child stars in the movies we grew up watching? you guys all have seen this movie...it's one of my all time favorites...i think it's because it was one of the first movies i watched and understood in english. Hook came out in 1991 and my family had been in the States for about 2 years so it makes sense. There are so many things that happened in this movie that I remember vividly but one scene that really sticks out is the food fight scene..."you're doing it peter..."
Do you remember being a kid and being able to have fun with pretty much anything? Kid's imaginations are so amazing...i remember once where my brother and I and one of my friends had a imaginatory baseball game in our apartment in Korea. I hit an imagined home run(the only home run i've ever really hit in all my real and imagined baseball career) and my brother got so excited that he actually ran through our balcony window...27 stitches later to his face and a remnance of a scar still reminds me of the fun we had as kids. if you ask my brother, he'll probably tell you a different story of how i was never supposed to have a friend over while my parents were gone and thus the reason for the accident...i just think it was pure excitement over the imagined home run that i hit.
so, back to Hook..."tick tock tick tock tick tock..." so i was thinking about this scene in the movie and when Peter(robin williams) finally opens his eyes and sees the awesome spread of food that he couldn't see a few minutes before. it's funny because he thought everyone else at the table who were eating air food were absolutely nuts. it actually pissed him off because he was SOOOO excited to eat and starving from all his Peter Pan training. imagine how disappointed he was when he smelled all this good food only to see empty casserole dishes, pots, and pans. he didn't begin to see the food until he finally let go of his pride...his pride that he's a grown up adult and he won't stoop down to having faith like a child...almost a blind faith.
this reminded me of my current journey of life...i feel like i went through what peter pan went through. i've been disappointed so many times when i feel like i had taken the necessary steps to really be able to see and experience God...but i think it was because i didn't truly have faith that God could do what i've read and heard about in my own life. i am finally able to see all God has for me...the abundance of His love, the never-ending grace and forgiveness, the joy in His salvation. yes kids...i am drinking the kool-aid(is that the right term?? i'm still ESL when it comes to slang). i'm so hungry to learn more, to experience more, and to share more of God. "you're doing it peter..."
i hope all of you can open your eyes by having faith like a child and see what i've been able to experience lately..see what peter saw in front of him...with faith like a child let's all really see God the way He wants us to see.
a couple of videos today...one is from the movie Hook...go to about the 2:50 mark on the video...that's when he starts seeing the food...
this one is the song "Faith Like a Child" by Jars of Clay