Samuel 16:1,6-7,10-13; Psalms 23:1-6; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
I’m sure most of you can remember a time in your childhood when, that all-consuming sense of panic set in after losing hold of your mother’s hand in a department store, and you feared you’d be hopelessly lost, never to be found again. For a five-year-old boy named Saroo Brierley, that childhood nightmare became his reality. His gripping story is now showing on the big screen in the highly-acclaimed motion picture, “Lion.”
We learn in the film that young Saroo, while scavenging for food in a train station in India, is separated from his older brother. After a frantic search for his sibling, he boards an empty train, falls asleep and, unaware, is transported more than a thousand miles to a region of the country he has never seen. Homeless, helpless, and hopelessly lost, he is soon picked up by the authorities and placed in an orphanage from which he is ultimately adopted by a loving family in Australia.
Saroo thrives in his new home…