At one point in the movie the young boy Hugo, who likes to fix things, says something that is heart-stoppingly profound...
"That's why broken machines make me so sad. They aren't doing what they are made to do. Maybe it's the same with people. If you lose your purpose, it's like you're broken."
I know you're not supposed to do this, but I took out my phone right in the middle of the theatre and wrote that down. What a both profound and biblical statement. We know that we live in a broken world. A world marred by evil and sin. This is due to the fact that most of us have lost our purpose. Our purpose, which is to bring glory to God in all that we do. It is what we were made to do, but too often, we do not fulfill our function, we do not do what we were made to do. But, in the true spirit of Hugo, we must ask, how can this be fixed?
To fix a machine, one must carefully put all of the parts back together in the right order and in the right places. It is the same way with our world. We must all, individually, make the decision to do what we were made to do. To turn a corner today and set up camp in the Lord. Today, let us take the step to begin fixing our broken world by rediscovering our purpose within it.
Also, go see the movie. It has so much to say about the power of following your dreams, especially your creative dreams. Here is the trailer link....