Oh My- Mr Rogers Movie- A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

When I was a child, we watched Mr. Rogers in school every day. For me it was a special time of the school day when I was in Kindergarten to 3rd Grade. When we did not have school, we watched his show at home.

Last night at the end of a day dealing with a chronic illness flare up, and not having energy for much else, I watched the movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood on Hulu. Before I started watching, I thought it would be nice to zone out on a sappy movie.

What I did not expect was a major part of the movie to involve a man and his estranged father with the father on his death bed.

Why is that significant?

I grew up with an alcoholic father. Jesus gave me the opportunity to express forgiveness to my father 14 months before he died and to share Jesus with him and pray with him as he accept Jesus as his Savior.

The months that followed, I was his pastor. Each time I would visit, he would point to the bible in my hand as a gesture to ask me the read it to him. Then he would put his hand up for me to hold and pray with him.

So memory lane while watching the movie was not just about my childhood watching the show, it was also about remembering my father coming to know Jesus.

I do suggest the movie by the way.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

40 thoughts on “Oh My- Mr Rogers Movie- A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

      1. I am ok today hopefully when I go see my doc in a few days for my test results he won’t spoiled my day as he has a habit of doing πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Blessings for the week brother

      1. I’m still here. πŸ™ƒ It has been stormy here and my pain has has been awful. πŸ˜“ But, I’m trying to distract myself.

        How are you doing? I hope you had a nice Sunday. πŸ’•

  1. What a beautiful testimony. My father had abuse me and I hadn’t seen him in more than twenty years and when he died in 2017 I sought out someone who knew him at the end of his life to found out he accepted Christ and he did. I did his funeral long distance he was in Utah and I am in PA and we had a snow storm then. I praise God that he did accept his Savior.

  2. Love Mr. Rogers. He was one of my friendly faces when I was a kid and really needing someone to remind me I was worth something.That movie is powerful. So glad it could speak to you. And thank you for sharing the beautiful testimony of your father and you. God is so good.

  3. Thanks for sharing this brother Matt. I’m going to try to watch this movie sometime…..love and hugsπŸŽ€πŸŒ»πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ™πŸΌπŸŽ€πŸŒ»

  4. My wife and I enjoyed the film. As you pointed out, the theme is way more than a bio of Fred Rogers. Always praying for you Matt. May the Lord continue to fill your spirit with strength and perseverance.

  5. When my children were younger they had a love/hate relationship with Mr Roger’s neighborhood.
    I am happy to know that your father gave his life to the Lord. Praise the Lord.

  6. My husband and I really enjoyed the movie too … like others we didn’t expect it to be so inspiring. Glad that you have such a special story of your own about your dad. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Awesome!! We’ll have to add this one to our β€œplay list”
    I love that you had the opportunity to witness to your father, probably one of your most cherished memories!!

  8. I love this movie! I cried at the end, but what an experience for you to see that and relate. I’m glad you had the opportunities that you did to read to your dad from the Bible. ❀

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