The 2019 Academy Awards were announced last night recognising 15 movies with 24 awards in total. As usual it was a night of glitz and glamor, with red carpet reveals and some much talked about performances. In the world of entertainment where God is often overlooked it’s always great to see top actors taking the time to acknowledge Him in their success.
Faith and Love
This year it was the turn of Regina King who spoke about God in her acceptance speech after she won her first Oscar for her supporting role as Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street Could Talk.
“I am an example of what it looks like when faith and love is poured into someone,” she said referring to her mother. “Thank you for teaching me that God is always leaning, always has been leaning in my direction.”
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God is Leaning in our direction
It’s encouraging to know that God leans towards us not away from us. In 2 Chronicles 16:9 we read “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.”
And in 1 Timothy 2:4 tells us that the Lord “wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
God is for us not against us and as Regina concludes her speech, “God is good all the time!”
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