Things don't always work out the way we want them to, or the way we think they will. Sometimes we don't even see it coming. We get hit with some form of pain out of nowhere leaving us feeling desperate and helpless. That's the way life is. Still, it makes us wonder how God can just stand by and watch us suffer. Where is God when it really hurts? Maybe God is actually closer to us than we think. Maybe it's when we're in these situations, where everything seems to be falling apart, that God gets an opportunity to remind us of how much he really loves us.
Rain is the first DVD of the NOOMA ® series - short films appropriate for personal and small group settings, congregational meetings, and much more. Like parables, they use the experiences of our lives to teach about the fullness of life through Jesus, tackling issues like forgiveness, discipleship, and unconditional love. The study materials accompanying each NOOMA® encourage meaningful discussion with relevant questions and biblical references.
Rob Bell is a bestselling author and international teacher and speaker. His books include Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, Drops Like Stars,and Love Wins, and he was profiled in TIME magazine as one of 2011's hundred most influential people. He and his wife, Kristen, have three children.
These videos can be used for personal reflection or group discussion with the companion participant's/study guide (which is sold separately).