Fix you, Brave, brokenness and transformation

One of Coldplay’s most famous songs is ‘Fix you’ and I recently came across this video which uses the song to help remind us of the way that God has transformed Christians. The visual imagery matches the song perfectly as we are reminded of the way that God has and is changing us.

Brave broken Merida cuts tapestryI came across another video clip that uses the song and clips from the film Brave. If you are not familiar with the film, the story centers around princess Merida who really doesn’t get on with her mother. In this image from the film, Merida has just cut the family tapestry to show her mother how much she hates her. Everything begins to change when Merida uses magic to turn her mother into a bear (yes, it really is strange).

Merida thinks that she will be happy when she has inflicted this punishment on her mum, but her regret leads to the restoring of their relationship.

Whilst Brave is just an imaginary film, it does mirror the brokenness in relationships that exists in many modern relationships. When we look around us, life can feel bleak and hopeless as we see so much pain in the world.

God doesn’t want us to feel hopeless, he is at work fixing things.

There is a lovely scene towards the end of the film when Merida repairs the family tapestry and following this her mother becomes human again and their relationship is restored.

Brave tapestry repaired fixedI find this picture, such a  helpful illustration of what God does.

He takes what is broken and is fixing it.

The scars (or stitching) still often show, but God wants us to be restored and he is at work transforming us.

As we see brokenness in our own lives and in the world around us, let’s choose to pray to God that he would fix us.

We used these two clips in a recent service at Orchard Baptist as part of our creative communication. We showed the first clip and sang some songs about how God has saved transformed us and then we introduced and showed the second and then spent some time praying for restoration for ourselves and others.

This could ideally be used in an all age service about transformation.

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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