BREAK-THROUGH


APRIL  2019  TRUE  LIFE  MOVIE


Plot


John Smith (Ruiz) is a 14-year-old Guatemalan boy raised in Lake St. Louis, Missouri by his adoptive parents, Brian (Lucas) and Joyce (Metz) Smith. Though they are openly loving and supportive towards him, John struggles with feelings of abandonment from his birth parents as he goes through puberty and self-discovery, and starts rebelling against his parents and teachers.

One day John and his class are given an assignment, where they're to give an oral presentation about their family background. On the day he's called to recite, John admits he didn't do the assignment because he didn't have time. Word of this gets back to his basketball coach, who had promised him a starting position on the team. He warns John that if he gets a failing grade, that he will be benched. John later returns and gives a half-hearted presentation, saying that everyone pretty much already knows he's adopted and doesn't know much about his true background.

Not long after this, John and his two friends Josh and Reiger (the latter goes by his last name because his first name is also Josh), head onto an iced-over lake near their neighborhood. A nearby resident tells them to get off the ice because it's not safe, but they refuse. The resident leaves to call the police and a short time later, all three fall through a weak spot on the ice. Rescue teams arrive a short time later, and the two Joshes manage to swim to the surface and are rescued a short time later. Two first responders get into the hole to try and find John. As they're about to give up, one of the rescuers, Tommy Shine (Colter), hears a voice telling him to go back. Thinking it's his chief, he tries again, and manages to lift John to the surface.

John is not breathing and has no pulse. Nonetheless, he's loaded onto an ambulance and taken to the local hospital, where a team of medical professionals work frantically to save John's life. After John still fails to register a pulse, the attendant physician, Dr. Sutterer, informs Joyce that they were unable to save John's life. A weeping Joyce enters the trauma room and cradles her son in her arms. After a moment, a faint pulse begins to register. With renewed hope, Dr. Sutterer recommends transferring John to another hospital better equipped to save his life, citing Dr. Garrett (Haysbert) as an expert in cases like John's.

After the transfer has taken place and Garrett has seen John after he's been put in a medically-induced coma, he warns Joyce and Brian that he has little hope for John's recovery, citing his time in the freezing water, his deprivation of oxygen and other trauma suggest that if John were to pull through, he would most likely be in a persistent vegetative state for the rest of his life........


THE ABOVE  FROM  WIKIPEDIA. 


THIS  IS  THE  TRUE  STORY  AND  INDEED  A  MIRACLE  TAKES  PLACE.


GOD  CAN  AND  DOES  AT  TIMES  PERFORM  MIRACLES;  NO  PEOPLE  ARE  EXCLUDED  FORM  MIRACLES,  IF  GOD  CHOOSES.  IT  MAKES  NO  DIFFERENCE  IF  PEOPLE  ARE  BLINDED  TO  MANY  TRUTHS  OF  THE  LORD.  SPIRITUAL  BLINDNESS  DOES  NOT  MEAN  YOU  ARE  DISQUALIFIED  FROM  PHYSICAL  MIRACLES.


ASKED  IN  THE  MOVIE  BUT  WITH  DIFFERENT  WORDS—— “WHY  THIS  PERSON  AND  NOT  ANOTHER?”


THERE  IS  NO  ANSWER  TO  THIS  AGE  OLD  QUESTION.


WE  SIMPLY  DO  NOT   KNOW  ALL  THE  ANSWERS  TO  WHY  GOD  WORKS  A  MIRACLE  HERE  AND  THERE.


WHAT  DOES  MATTER  IS  MIRACLES  HAPPEN  AND  WE  SHOULD  REJOICE  IN  THEM.


IT’S  LIKE  THE  QUESTION  WHY  DID  THE  APOSTLE  JOHN  LIVE  A  LONG  LIFE  AND  DIE  OF  NATURAL  CAUSES,  WHILE  MANY  OTHER  APOSTLES  WERE  MARTYRED.


AS  PAUL  SAID  WE  LOOK  THROUGH  A  GLASS  DARKLY  ON  SOME  MATTERS.  WE  CAN  READ  HEBREWS  11.   


THIS  IS  A  MOVING  TRUE  STORY  AND  IT  WITNESSES  THAT  GOD  CAN  AND  DOES,  STILL  WORK  MIRACLES.

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