I finish watching Hugo with my children, and we all have tears in our eyes. The story strikes deep into the heart as the final line resounds: "It's about how [he] searched so hard to find a secret message from his father and how that message lit his way . . .all the way home."
As I consider broken people (all the characters in the movie have some form of loneliness or pain) who search for "home," I remember the verse in Psalm 68:6 that "God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy."
All my life, I've longed for that secret message that would lead me home. When I read the words of Jesus in John 10:10 that Jesus had come so "they may have life and have it abundantly," I knew a message had come from my Father.
It lit my way. . . all the way home.
Did you ever discover a secret message like this?