The Christian film “Lifemark”, centered around the themes of “adoption, reconciliation, and love,” opened as the number two film at the box office. More importantly, audiences love the film and are giving it rave reviews.
As the National Review reports, the film is “a true story of adoption. Lifemark was inspired by the documentary I Lived on Parker Avenue, which chronicled a young man (David Colton) as he journeyed to meet his birth mother and father.”
As of now, the film has a 97 percent rating on the review site Rotten Tomatoes. While it has yet to receive a critic review on the site, that is more a testimony to its authenticity than a knock against its quality.
Actor Kirk Cameron posted that he was ecstatic to hear of the film's warm reception. While the film was supposed to only be released for a week by way of Fathom Events, according to Cameron, over 1,000 theatres have expressed a desire to continue this run. Simply put, Americans love Pro-Life and Pro-God films.
Stephen Kendrick, one half of the “Kendrick Brothers” who directed the film, says:
“I think the pro-life message that is beautifully interwoven into this story is really packaged and a beautiful adoption story. And I think the church has an amazing opportunity in our generation to not only support women in crisis pregnancies, but we need to practice what James 1:27 says – that pure religion is to also take care of the widows and the orphans. And having been an adopted father and seeing how amazing that can be and knowing that God's heart is for the orphan, we're spiritually adopted when we place our faith in Christ. I think the church has an amazing opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus and our generation by reaching out and supporting adoption.”
We cannot agree more. Life is Sacred, and it is the church's job to protect the innocent — and that includes adoption. God has given us a calling, and that includes mercy, graciousness, and most of all, charity.