Video Suggestion for Psalm 8
originally posted by Neil
Bruce Almighty has several great scenes between God and Bruce that help illustrate part of what the Psalmist is amazed by: How God can be "mindful" of all of us.
1) There's the wonderful scene where "Bruce" (Jim Carrey) takes over from God and must try to answer everyone's prayers. He hears them in his head, then decides they need filed and his room fills with filing cabinets, then post-it notes and the room fills with them. Finally Bruce decides to have prayers come through via email, and tries to answer them all. Exhausted, Bruce is totally frustrated. God (Morgan Freeman) says some profound stuff.
Youtube has an excerpt of the scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0cG11lTS1E
2) There's also the scene where Bruce learns to pray (00:01 - 01:17):
3) I love the scene at the end of the movie where God tells Bruce to "be the miracle" and says to Bruce's "what if I need you?" plea, "that's the problem Bruce, everyone is always looking up." (lots to consider there)
View it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO5K227sues
In my group of older kids, we skipped to key points in the DVD version of the movie. Wish I still had the time stamps to post here!
You can't show much of the movie due to some language, but excerpting PARTS where Carey and Freeman are talking will create a lot of discussion in your class.
Additional Idea: You can print a list of quotes from the movie and ask questions about them.
Bruce: How do you make so many people love you without affecting Free Will?
God: [snorts] Heh, welcome to my world, son. If you come up with an answer to that one, let me know.