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”
I’ve seen the movie ….twice. 🤓
That’s wonderful it brought memories of your dad and his conversion.
It is a good one 🤗 how are you?
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 😂😂
Blessings for the week brother
I understand the feeling little sister 🙂
So glad you liked it. Fred Rogers was a personal friend of our pastor, and he came to our church several times and spoke briefly. His ministry continues!
That would have cool to see him in your church
I didn’t expect that part of the movie either. Wow.
Mr. Rogers was my favorite when I was a kid. 💕
Me too little sister. How are you?
I’m still here. 🙃 It has been stormy here and my pain has has been awful. 😓 But, I’m trying to distract myself.
How are you doing? I hope you had a nice Sunday. 💕
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.
You will see him again 🤗
Mercy given in the ability to give forgiveness and a clear conscience for you. A hopeful post for me. Thank you.
Thank you for such a kind comment little sister. How are you?
Praising God for getting better everyday. Praying for your health struggles always. Much love and blessings to you.
Thank you for praying. I rejoice you are getting better every day 🤗
I absolutely 💗 that movie.
Praise the Lord. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for reading
It is a great movie with lots of great info.
yes it is 🙂
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.
I am glad he was a friendly face for you. You are worth so much to Jesus little sister. 🙂
Smiles. The movie was just for you. 😊
Glad you were able to lead him to Christ and be there for him before he passed on. Keep being you, big bro. 🤗
Thanks for sharing this brother Matt. I’m going to try to watch this movie sometime…..love and hugs🎀🌻😍🤗🙏🏼🎀🌻
Love you too 🤗😇🐶🤗😇🐶🤗😇🐶
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.
Thank you for praying 🙏
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.
It was a blessing to see him come to Jesus
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!
It was an inspiring movie 🎥🤗
Awesome!! We’ll have to add this one to our “play list”
I love that you had the opportunity to witness to your father, probably one of your most cherished memories!!
Beautiful story about your father. I am so happy for you that you lead your fsyher to the Lord. What a blessing!🥰👣
It was a great blessing 🤗
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. ❤
The times I had with him and seeing come to know Jesus was were wonderful surprises for me 🤗