This week on Geek Devotions, Celeste takes a look at our Patreon Pick of the Month, “Cats Don’t Dance” This is a great animated film that’s all about the power of hope and joy! Why do we need these things? Watch and find out!

Today we are taking a look at a classic animated movie called Cats Don’t Dance. In this movie, we follow the journey of Danny, a cat from Kokomo who has moved to Hollywood to become an actor! Once he is there, he makes friends, but the audience quickly realizes that these animals have given up on achieving their dreams, settling for less than there dream. There is a scene that stands out, where Danny is singing and dancing, and reminding the other animals about the hope of being able to showcase their real talents, and the artists decided to take the colors of the animals and brighten them up. To subtlety signify that they were hopeful, that Danny’s hope was infectious. I love that they used the colors to show this.

As Christians, we should be hopeful even when it doesn’t make sense. We are in a relationship with the giver of Hope.

In Isaiah 41:10-13 it says

Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Surely I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Behold, all who were angry at you will be ashamed and disgraced. Those who quarrel with you will be as nothing and perish. Though you will look for those who contended with you, you will not find them. Those who warred against you will be as nothing at all. For I am Adonai your God who upholds your right hand, who says to you, “Fear not, I will help you.”

Isaiah 41:10-13 TLV

When we are tempted to be disheartened, when the situation doesn’t look hopeful, we should remind ourselves that God is our hope. And he has our back!

Question of the week. This week’s episode is brought to you by Jacob Russell, one of our Devoted Patreon Geeks at the level where he gets to pick material for us to do a review or a devotion on. Jacob picked this movie because it meant a lot to him as a kid, and even still to this day. What is a movie or TV show that means a lot to you? That you would say has had a part in shaping you into the person you are today?