The Song

filed under: I Am Servant on October 4, 2014

I did something today I rarely do, if ever.

I went to a movie, alone. As a matter of fact, it is the first time I have ever done that. I think it was something that I was scared of in my youth, before kids and before any semblance of maturity set in. Back then I didn’t want to be seen alone for fear others would judge me. Now, I willingly paid someone to come to my home and spend time with my children JUST SO I could be seen alone.

My how things have changed.

The Song


After a particularly rocky week (more on that if I can find a way to share without disrespecting a precious relationship) I just knew I needed to make some time for myself. Shopping was out, (wether it be grocery or anything else, just… no.) as was working.

I had one requirement for my self imposed “time-out”. It had to be for my soul. It had to be something that would leave me better off than before.

I saw an ad for a movie called ‘The Song’. It is based on the Song of Solomon. Probably my least read book of the Bible, with the exception of Numbers. Intimacy is not an easy subject for me.  But then again, either is math.

A Review of the new movie, The Song

But it looked like something based on God’s word and with passion and meaning and everything I needed to help me mentally disconnect… but yet stay present in honoring Him. If that makes sense? Probably not, but the words to express it differently fail me.

I walked into this movie loving it before I had seen it. The trailer (preview) had me sold, and that fact that it was Christian based-yet produced so beautifully-was another big plus.

I loved the first 45 minutes of it. Every look and word and plot twist. Never have I felt so content and happy with my conscious choice to be away from my family. This fantastic movie was so worth it!

A Review of the new movie, The Song

Then I got uncomfortable. Then sad. Then angry. There were moments I had to look away it was so raw and painful.

And then, peace. Not wrapped-in-a-pretty-bow kind of peace… just acceptance of the way things were playing out.

There are quite a few moments that stay with you, that linger in your thoughts and play out over and over again. It’s interesting, because as much as I love the theme of the movie (it being based on The Song of Solomen) there were other take-aways for me.

A Review of the new movie, The Song

At one point in the movie Rose asks Jed, “If you could ask God for anything, and you knew He would say yes, what would it be?”

This is such a great question! I have answered it differently 10 different times and each time was left with the same realization… just do it. Just ask yourself. And then… ask Him.

There is another point where Rose asked Jed (a musician), “Do you need more money?  More fans?” I was taken aback when I heard it, because the context and perspective was different than my circumstances, but it was so easy to make the transition. As a blogger, the readers are sometimes referred to as “fans”. Here I was sitting in the movie theater asking myself… do I need more readers? Or am I content with the friendships and relationships that have already developed. Am I content with writing and sharing just as an honest expression of my life, even if no one ever reads it? Am I doing this job for the right reasons?

Most of the time I think so.

A Review of the new movie, The Song

This is a fantastic movie. A roller coaster of emotion for sure, but when you have the hope of Jesus in your heart, it’s easy to find the happy ending.

Highly recommend!

Oh, and be sure to stay until after the credits for s special treat.  🙂

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  • Tara Olson says:

    Thanks for sharing that. Can’t wait to see it, I’ll bring my husband. The last time I went to the movies by myself was Titanic and I was 81/2 months pregnant with my son…I still can’t watch that movie.

    • Amanda says:

      Oh wow! Be sure to let me know what you and your hubby think! 🙂

  • sue/the view from great island says:

    I love how you have the courage to use your blog in new and unique ways, Amanda. I love the Song of Solomon, it’s probably the only part of the Bible that I AM familiar with, mostly because of a college era passion for poetry. Love this post!

    • Amanda says:

      You are a good friend Sue… always speaking truth and offering genuine support right when I need it most. I appreciate you!

  • Stephanie says:

    Thanks for this post. I’ve never gone to the movies by myself before. I’m thinking I need to give it a try. I could use some time for just me. Maybe this is the movie I’ll see. And I’ve never read the Song of Solomon. I’m thinking I should give that a try too.

    • Amanda says:

      I really really really hope you will go see this Stephanie. Also, I heard that it is not going to be in theaters much longer, so make some time soon! ANd if not… sounds like making some time for just you is a good idea anyway! Be blessed!

  • sheila says:

    Thanks for sharing Amanda. And thanks for sharing about this movie. My life verse is Psalm 37:4. I think I maybe needed to go see this movie by Meself too this week 😉 yikes! XO sheila

    • Amanda says:

      Ha ha… I looked up your life verse and was SO confused. I was thinking… how can that be her life verse? Turns out I looked up 34:7. Whoops! Let me know if you go to the movie… I think you will like it!

  • nicolthepickle says:

    *virtual hugs* God knows where you are, and who you are, and who is in your life right now, and he will give you grace for each and every moment.
    Isn’t that comforting? Our God is a wonderful God, even when life is scary and changing.

  • Beverley says:

    Oh thank you for taking the time to blog about this must see movie. Sometimes a girl needs to go to the cinema on her own and have a huge bag of popcorn and watch a chick flick. Next time phone me and I’ll come with you 😉 xoxo

    • Amanda says:

      You are right about that!! ALthough.. going to a movie *with* you sounds like it would be pretty fun too… 😉

  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    Love that you had a ‘time out’ for yourself…have never heard of this movie but am definitely going to try and see it!

  • Cindie Heavner says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us, Amanda…alas, my movie days are over as I have become totally deaf and there is no captioning in movie theaters…at least where I live. But, I will watch for it on TV, “on demand” although that is month’s away at least. But you made me WANT to run right out and see “The Song”, even as you said, The Song of Solomon is not rolling off the tip of my tongue normally. Thank you, again, for sharing a thought provoking moment in your great life….yes, we your ALREADY fans, need you!

  • Tesei says:

    The am you is much for sharing, as always! After reading your post, I went straight to the trailer, I loved it too!!! I hope this film soon travels round to my end of the world, I don’t want to miss it. Thank you so much for opening your heart so honestly, I don’t know if you will get more readers but I am sure the ones you have won’t be leaving soon. You have created a lovely place to share your thoughts and inspiration and that is not an easy thing to find. I’m sure I speak for not just myself, I Love your blog and I appreciate every minute you spend writing it. Thank you so much dear!

  • Tammy Jones says:

    My sister just sent me your recipe for the Spring cheesecake cake and I can’t wait to try it. I enjoy baking and cooking very much so I like to see other recipes on line. I read your blog about this movie, The Song and now I want to see it as soon as I can. My family and I just moved to the Tampa area and still getting settled in so it may be a while. I’m not going to work right away because our youngest son is going to basic training soon and I want every moment home with him. Have a blessed day!!!

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