“Where Was God?” is a unique movie that explores the apparently opposing ideas that God is love, yet suffering takes place in people’s lives. Mr. Johnson (David Ross) intends to get some answers to this baffling puzzle. He takes Pastor Thompkins (Seth Adair) hostage in his basement, and has a device that he declares is explosive and promises to detonate if the pastor doesn’t provide him some answers, and quick! The man has suffered great personal loss, including the loss of his wife. He says she was raped and stabbed and then died. He demands to know where God was when this happened. David Ross does an excellent job as the man with the questions. Adding to the plot is the revelation that Pastor Thompkins has a few secrets he is ashamed of, including a secret that caused he and his family to leave one church to come to his present pastorate. He has been unable to forgive himself. His daughter has just moved out too, sick of her minister dad’s rules.
Thompkins’ wife has recently been tempted by a man who has shown her attention, something she hasn’t had much of from her minister husband. As the movie slowly builds to a climax, we learn some surprising facts about the man holding the pastor hostage. And we see the pastor’s daughter come home, overhear the situation, and find the strength to stand by her dad’s side and admit that maybe she was wrong about her lukewarm attitude toward God. The movie also contains a big surprise near the end. We are awarding “Where Was God?” our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages twelve plus. It will make you think!