September 5, 2012
Faith’s Abundance: Focusing on the Idea of God in Unbroken QUOTATION
All throughout generations, humans have desired to know what to put their faith into when it appears that God is not there. To Louie Zamperini, he finds that if he does not put his trust in the Lord and does not ask to be saved, that he would surely be put to death. Through Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, pastor Billy Graham displays how impactful God is through maintaining faith and how to live that life through Him: “What God asks of men, said Graham, is faith. His Invisibility is the truest test of that faith. To know who sees him, God makes himself unseen.” (Hillenbrand 190) ANALYSIS
What is it that breaks a man and creates a man? In Unbroken, faith in God and the underlying will to survive is the true underlying motive for Louie Zamperini. This one word changes his perspective on life and develops him into the man he is still to this day. For three years Louie sat believing, waiting, and hoping for a sign that one-day he may be set free from the grievances of war. Louie had to figure out that even though when he asks God to save him, He will reveal Himself when the time is right. People too need to know that God is always there even if it seems He never will be. For Louie, God challenges his devotion to Him when He puts him through inexplicable ordeals unknown to the normal man; Louie’s faith is what shines out. Throughout his struggles, Louie knew deep down in his heart that he was going to be saved and be in God’s hands. Knowing and understanding faith is the one idea that truly tests how far people will go to dedicate their life for Him in understanding that He has the best plan for everybody. God gives Louie the will to live and the perseverance to do what he must go through because He wants to see how far Louie would go for Him. Determination in faith brakes Louie to the ground for all that he is living for and this test of unimaginable...
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