I’ve been hearing a lot about the upcoming film, “The DropBox“. I’ve seen previews and posters at church. My facebook page is filled with people looking forward to seeing it as well as talking about the story behind the movie.
“The DropBox” is about the work of Pastor Lee Jong-rak and his efforts to protect the most vulnerable children in his town (the ones left abandoned on the street). He installed a drop box outside his home, his church. He provides a safe place for babies who would otherwise be abandoned on the streets to die. We meet him, his family, and those who have been touched by him (through working with him or the children he has saved). Most babies that are dropped off would be viewed as “broken” to some, deformities, blind, downs-syndrome, other illnesses- but Pastor Lee sees only beauty, a child of God.
I did enjoy this movie, although at times I felt the story a bit drawn out and hard to follow. The individual stories told by Pastor Lee and his family really pulled at my heart. I cried a lot. I couldn’t believe some many children are just left behind. I discovered that the abandoned infant issue isn’t just where Pastor Lee is from, it’s everywhere, including North America. It just breaks my heart. I wish I could take all those babies in for myself or find loving homes for them. One of my favorite parts of the movie was meeting one of Pastor Lee’s sons Rori. This kid was born with physical defects but he hasn’t let that slow him down. He’s in karate, the president of his class at school and is very well spoken. I see him as a future leader one day. He’s inspiring.
I hope many of you go to the theaters March 4 & 5 to see The DropBox. It’s an eye opening and life changing film. The movie is all subtitled- so I wouldn’t recommend young children to come, they wouldn’t understand the movie. But you could talk to them about it afterwards. It’s an issue in the world I think we all need our eyes open to and to pray for.