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Twice Mine

There are not many stories that I know off by heart but “Twice Mine” is one of them. I remember hearing it told by a lady who explained that it was one of her own children’s favourites. On the face of it this is a straight-forward story for children about loss and recovery. You can also hear it as a parable of God’s love for us as our Creator and our Redeemer.

There are a number of versions on the web, this is just one of them.

When I told the story at church recently someone asked a pertinent question: what did the little boy do after he had recovered his boat? Did he put it on a stand in his bedroom to admire it and to keep it safe? Or did he take it sailing again?

A prayer

Heavenly Father, we thank you that you made us and that you save us. May we always know that you are with us both in stormy times and calm times. Help us to share your love and peace in the world around us. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

And it most definitely was part two. I enjoyed watching this film – at least, I felt the satisfaction of seeing the resolution of a story that has been unfolding in the books and in the films over more than a decade. You did need to have seen part one to make most sense of this final episode and if you have not been following the series either in the books or in film, I would not start here. You really do need to start at the beginning or at least with one of the earlier episodes to follow the plot easily. Parts of the film were spent tidying up previous loose ends so, for example, we finally get to see what made Snape tick.

I was pleased that the film included the epilogue that is in the book; not so much because it showed that “and everyone lived happily ever after” (not all of them did) but it did allow us to confirm the redemption/restoration of at least one of the characters.

If I were to give this film a rating it would be three stars out of five. That reflects the fact that I enjoyed it but where others in this series were very good, this one was just plain good.

Will this stand the test of time? I don’t know. Perhaps it will go the way of “Star Wars” and go out of favour for a decade or so until the children who grew up with Harry Potter grow up to have children of their own and brush the dust off the books to read them again.

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