The movie is about a preacher, Graham, who has lost his faith in God. His wife is killed by a man who feel asleep behind the wheel. Before his wife dies, she says, “Merrill swing away”. The preacher then quits his job. His little brother, Merrill, comes to live with him and help. Merrill was a baseball player but he never made the big leagues. The preacher has two kids, a boy and a girl. The boy has asthma. The girl keeps saying that the water has a funny taste. The little girl leaves glasses half full of water around the house.
Earth comes under an alien attack. At first Graham doesn’t accept the fact that there are aliens. Lights start appearing in the sky around the world.
One of my favorite quotes from the movie is, “People break down into two groups. When they experience something lucky, group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is something up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I’m sure the people in group two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way. For them, the situation is fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens they’re on their own. And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people. But there’s a whole lot of people in group one. When they see those fourteen lights, they’re looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever is going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope. See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?”
The movie is filled with signs that help Graham and Merrill defeat the alien. The little boy having asthma is also a sign. The poison doesn’t get into his lungs because he was having an asthma attack. The little boy lives because he has asthma.
I used to believe in coincidences. Now I don’t.
Everything happens for a reason.
I don’t believe that God or the universe wants you to be confused about what you need to do. I have asked God specific questions and gotten answers to my questions. Sometimes the answers are through signs.
When I was looking for my first house to rent, I asked God for a sign to guide me. I wasn’t finding any thing that I liked. The signs were so specific that it couldn’t be a coincidence. Even the realtor’s name was a sign that was specific not only to me but to my future husband.
If I want to know what to do next, I ask God a specific question and then I look for signs that will come.
I always listen to music when I write my blogs. Every time while writing, one of my future husband’s songs comes on.
Signs are every where. “Is it possible that there are no coincidences?”