If you ever seen the movie “Cast Away” with Tom Hanks then you
probably know who Wilson is. The story goes that Hanks plays the part of
Chuck Nolan, a fast paced FedEx executive who gets stranded when his plane
goes down in the middle of the South Pacific. In trying to survive, he started
a fire with a sharp stick and cuts his hand severely. In anger, he takes the
volleyball and throws it as hard as he can. When it lands he sees that his
bloody hand has made an imprint which looks like a fiery head. With his
finger he draws a face in the blood- an idol if you will. He talks to his new
What you should also notice is that all through the film Hank’s
character never prays to God. He’ll talk to the volleyball, but never to God.
Now, you should ask yourself why he never did that? but then you have to
ask yourself why people trust in all kinds of other things rather than God.
Contributed by Carl Allen on Apr 2, 2008
Jesus taught his disciples that God the Father is interested in the bodies as well as the souls of humans. Neither is to be neglected or ignored. Between the prayer of surrender and the prayer of confession, the heavenly Teacher placed the prayer for ph
Contributed by John Telgren on Jan 8, 2006
In order to pray, worship and serve God effectively, we need to understand who he is. This begins with an understanding that he is first of all holy. Only when we get a handle on his holiness can everything else fall into place.