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I think the most interesting part of this movie is trying to figure out just how many miracles there were and what they were. I think there were more than 17.
A miracle to me is any event that cannot be explained by our 5 senses even with technology that would enhance those 5 senses. I'm not a great fan of coincidents, although somebody like Philip Yancy would argue those are the best pieces of evidence that you have for a miracle.
Given my definition however, here are a few of my choices.
1. the two girls going through the field with the rattle snakes.
2. The mother not being recognized by her abusive husband.
3. The courage and well being of the dwarf and the fact that he made it as far as he did. His complete acceptance of his fate in my mind was a miracle. He had much to be bitter about. OK I know that is not to be judged by the 5 senses definition. Sue me.
4. The fact that any of them survived given the stupidity of the leadership. I know, there was little choice in going on, but the main leader should have listened to Eli who knew what was involved. The trip could have been planned differently so the men could work.
5. The miracle of the jerky in the cave.
6. The survival of the love that Sarah exemplified. No bitterness there although a lot of sorrow.
In all, this was pretty well handled. Spiritual movies are very hard to make, and I think on the whole this one was successful.
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