I rarely recommend a movie–everyone’s tastes are different and there are not that many movies worth recommending. But . . .
I would like to recommend the movie, The Ultimate Gift, based on the novel by the same name written by Jim Stovall.
I don’t want to “blow the ending” but the story is about a series of gifts given as a part of an inheritance.
The gifts of work, family, love, dreams, laughter, giving (value), friends, learning, money, problems (dealing with lose), gratitude and the gift of a day.
We normally would not think of these as “gifts” but what greater gifts could we give than values?
The movie resonated with me because of my goals, part of my mission, is to leave a legacy.
Family Missions Statement
Our desire is to give God maximum glory and advance a LEGACY by
a growing and authentic walk with Him as LORD
maintaining a LOVING family life filled with LAUGHTER
developing as discerning LEARNERS
and LEADING by investing our involvements and influence in others.
And this movie provides some concepts around which to leave a legacy.
This is not a “Christian” movie.Â That is, it does not speak much of faith, though the concept is present.Â It doesn’t share the gospel.Â And the wonderful message of grace through the cross, the greatest legacy we can leave our children, is not present.
So enjoy it and see how you can leave a legacy.