I had the opportunity to watch a very nice movie at Harvesters Christian Fellowship last Sunday. The title of the movie is Flywheel. FLYWHEEL: Director’s Cut is the first movie produced by Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of a Georgia church that went on to produce Facing the Giants in 2006. I love this movie for all the wonderful lessons it teaches the viewers. This movie made me laugh and cry a lot, but I went home with a renewed hope in my heart.
Jay Austin is a shrewd businessman. He sells used cars in the worst way. He grossly overcharges his clients and does practically everything (even lying) just to sell a car. His manipulative ways permeates all aspects of his life including his relationship with his family. His wife and son know they can’t trust him.
Jay’s wake-up call comes one day as he works on restoring a classic convertible. Nothing can make this car run but a flywheel. The car represents Jay because he, too, needs restoring. The flywheel symbolizes the presence of God in Jay’s life. Jay realizes how bad he conducts himself and starts honoring God with his business, his relationships, and his life!
Jay encounters many setbacks when he starts doing things the right way, but he continues to hold on to God’s promise, and true enough, God’s way does not fail! When Jay feels beaten, God comes just in time to show Jay that He is very much in control.