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'The Girl Who Believes in Miracles': Movie Review

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THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES follows the story of Sara Hopkins a young girl who has been granted the gift of performing miracles through her Christian faith. THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES is inspirational and moving and provides quality Christian content for families searching for a positive message. The movie highlights the importance of miracles and family during difficult times and reminds people that anything is possible through faith in God.

THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES introduces the main character, Sara, as she attends her brother’s high school soccer game. Sara’s brother Danny gets shoved to the ground by his opponent, and the other team scores a goal. Sara’s grandfather, Sam, suggests that Sara prays to God for Danny’s team to win. Sara follows through with his request but wonders why her prayer didn’t work after Danny’s team lost. Sam tells Sara that “sometimes the answers to our prayers are not revealed to us in the ways we think they will be.”

After the soccer game Sara, Danny and Danny’s girlfriend, Cindy, hike to the lake to catch fish. Sara spots a dead bird and prays over it for the entire time at the lake. Just when they are about to leave, the bird flies out of Sara’s hands. Danny and Cindy are skeptical that Sara brought the bird back to life and believe it was caused by the wind. Although no one believes Sara, she’s secure in her faith and tells her best friend Mark about the bird. 

The next day, Sara and Mark are confronted by bullies who make fun of Sara for her bird story. One of the bullies is the opponent from the soccer team who pushed Danny. The opponent’s dog gets struck by a car and is perceived to be dead.

Sara heals the dog and brings him back to life. Also, Sara heals her friend Mark who was paralyzed waist down after a car accident. Mark walks for the first time in a year since the accident.

Word starts traveling around town that Sara has the gift of healing the sick and injured. Many people from all over the community travel to Sara’s house for the chance to be healed. Sara heals a girl with cancer, a girl who is blind, and a boy who’s paralyzed. She gives credit for her abilities to God who is “standing by her side the entire time.” After she heals the three children, Sara suddenly faints and becomes ill.

Sara is taken to the hospital where many tests are performed on her. It’s revealed that Sara has an inoperable brain tumor and is in the process of dying. Sara’s friends and family are heartbroken, and Sara is taken to the hospital to rest. She tells her grandfather that her last wish is to be taken to the lake where she saw God. Sara’s grandfather devises a plan to break her out of the hospital and grant her last wish of being by the lake. Will God give Sara another miracle?

The quality in THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES is top notch. The actors and actresses are phenomenal. They do a great job representing the walk of faith of the characters they portray. Also, the movie’s cinematography is beautiful. THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES is entertaining, emotional and inspirational.

Nowadays, it’s rare to find quality Christian content that promotes an uplifting message that inspires Christians to reflect on their own faith. However, THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES does just that. As humans living in an imperfect world, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that miracles are still very present, and that God is always by our side. This movie reignites the spark of faith through a strong Christian worldview that stresses goodness, prayer, family, hope, faith, and miracles. Sara heals animals and injured children, recounts Biblical stories such as Lazarus, gives credit to God for her miracles, and has hope and faith even in the darkest hour. Families will enjoy the strong Christian content in THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES.

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