Would You Save the Life Of Your Son Or Train Full of Strangers

30 Minute Movie – Most – The Bridge

I was going to share these 2 videos the other night but I wanted to watch the full version a 2nd time.

Here’s the synopsis from their website.

MOST, the Czech word for “The Bridge,” is a fitting title for this 21st-century parable about a loving father, his young son, and the fateful day when they attempt to head off an impending rail disaster.

Hundreds of passengers aboard an oncoming steam train are completely unaware of the danger that looms as they head toward an open drawbridge.

As a desperate young woman witnesses an act of mercy beyond imagination, her life is changed forever—as are the lives of all who see this film.

Both heart wrenching and glorious, MOST vividly portrays the greatest offering of love, sacrifice, hope, and forgiveness known to man.

I first watched a 9 minute summary of it and then I had to find the full version.

I really encourage everyone to take out 30 minutes and view this movie. It does have English subtitles so you can follow along.

This was really was gut and heart wrenching when you put yourself in this man’s shoes.

What would you do?

We know what the right answer is but would you?

Here’s the full version

And the 9 minute version

That was the question I was asking myself. And to be quite honest, I’m not sure if I would make the same decision.

One thing I have now learned being a parent all of 15 1/2 months and I learned this pretty quickly and that is… I can  sympathize so much more and feel the pain of someone who has lost a child.

It’s not to say I didn’t before but now, it’s just on so much of a greater level now that I have a child.

My heart just breaks for anyone who has gone through the loss of a child, especially a younger one. I am not sure how people without Jesus can even cope with such a tragedy.

Then I reflect back on this movie and realize this guy had such a profound love for these people that he didn’t even know  that he sacrificed his son so they would live. Sound familiar, can we say John 3:16.

Yes, the movie is an evangelistic movie to help get people to realize that God sacrificed His Son so we would have life, an eternal life at that.

And we need to have an heavenly perspective when viewing this.

I caught myself thinking too deeply into this and what I mean is, how would I feel afterwards on whatever decision I made, how would I cope. See, that to me is getting off the message.

The message was our life on this earth  is so short, as James 3 says, our life is but a vapor and we can’t even begin to imagine eternity. Heck, I complain when a day goes by too slow, haha 🙂

This reminds me of a story I heard some years ago of a skydiver instructor over in the UK .. ( I think it was there)… and when he was in the air with a client, he realized his parachute was stuck and would not open.

He then asked the guy if he was saved and he said, no. So he switched positions with him and told him, I am, I know Jesus Christ and when I die, I will be in heaven, you will not and I can’t have you die now without a chance of salvation so he switched positions so he would be on the bottom of the fall and hopefully break and save this gentleman’s life.

The Christian guy did die but the guy survived and I believe he got saved:) At least I would hope so after a stranger sacrificed his own life for him.

But I think most would agree that it would be easier for us to sacrifice our own life for a stranger instead of sacrificing our child’s life for a stranger or mass of people.

I asked my wife, Tina what she would do and her answer gave a whole new twist to it. She said it depends if Jordan was saved or not. If he was saved, then I would save the people.

In the movie, the boy seemed about 7 to 9 years old so he would be considered under age of accountability and be in heaven with Jesus. But what if the boy was say, 17 years old and not saved. hmmm… yeah, I know, now what decision would you make? Especially when you really don’t have time to think, literally a minute or less, that’s it.

I took some time to let this movie sink in and my prayer after this was,

My Father, help me love people and see people the way You do.

Help me see through your eyes and not mine. And help me to have an eternal, heavenly perspective on life, help and empower me to live as Christ and not as of myself.

Help me to see the value in all life, not just people’s live I may deem of value. Help me be a light in our dark world and change me to become like your Son, my Savior, Jesus.

And what would you do if you were in this man’s shoes? Comment Below 🙂

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