90 Minutes In Heaven

90 Minutes in Heaven grips you right from the start. However, it's not the premise of someone temporarily going to heaven that is so enthralling. It's the aftermath of what Don Piper and his wife Eva face after Don's brief visit to heaven that captivates your attention in this film.

Don Piper was involved in a horrific accident where his car was crushed by a truck. Medical personnel said he died instantly. While his body lay lifeless inside the wreckage of his car, Piper experienced a glorious experience in heaven. Approximately 90 minutes after the wreck, Piper miraculously returned to life on earth with the memory of his short visit to heaven.

The film does not focus much on the heavenly encounter Piper experienced. The film deals with the grueling recovery that he went through, from both his perspective, as well as his wife's. The excruciating pain and emotional turmoil he faced was incredible. Can you imagine what it would be like to experience heavenly briefly and then come back to an earthly body that is wracked with unbearable pain, 24 hours a day, seven days a week? How would you cope with that?

This movie reminds us just how difficult and painful life can be. Romans 12:12 says we are to be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. No matter what affliction, trial, test, or tribulation you may face, God is with you.