When 6-year-old Annabel Beam suddenly fell ill with an incurable disease in 2008, her parents were beside themselves, desperately begging God for a miracle.
That request was unexpectedly granted when Annabel had an accident and fell inside of a hollowed out tree, experiencing a shocking healing in the process that no one could have imagined.Become an Insider! Dive deep into Pure Flix Originals & access the latest faith entertainment news.
The stunning real-life story is told in “Miracles From Heaven,” a film starring Jennifer Garner (she plays Annabel’s mom, Christy Beam), which is now available on Pure Flix for a limited time.
Let’s explore some of the powerful quotes about miracles, faith and life that you’ll encounter in this incredible film:
“A miracle is something not explicable…”
At the start of “Miracles From Heaven,” Garner's narration reminds us of the definition of a miracle, noting that it’s something we can’t explain or discern by natural or scientific means. What happened to Annabel fits this category. It's amazing how a true story about a miracle can affect and inspire us, like Annabel's, where her experience while inside a hallow tree can't be explained by natural or scientific means. Annabel explains what happened to her while she was in the tree to her parents and how she heard God talking to her during that time.
“When the road gets bumpy, when the storms rain down, I could do a few things to protect myself … but there’s one thing that we need that can’t be seen and it can’t be bought, and that is faith.”
Pastor Scott, the Beam’s preacher, makes this proclamation during a sermon. He jokes that people can get helmets and umbrellas to seek protection from accidents and the elements, but that faith is what we truly need to help us navigate the chaos of life. Throughout her illness, Annabel never loses her belief in God and that He is a good Father to us. Her faith is what brings her through her illness and is what ultimately heals her.
“Faith is really the only true shelter.”
Pastor Scott also gave us another great quote from "Miracles From Heaven" that dovetails with the aforementioned quote about clinging to God: “faith is really the only true shelter.” Fans get a chance to see this lived out throughout “Miracles From Heaven” when the Beams lean in on their faith in God for Annabel's healing. Especially when Annabel falls inside the tree, we see the Beams lean into their faith to pray for her safety and protection. Since they're physically unable to help Annabel, their prayers and their faith are the only source of protection they can provide for her in that moment.
“There’s so many things I don’t know, but I know God loves you.”
This film deals with so many questions about suffering and pain — relatable questions that many people share. At one point, Christy offers this quote as a touching reminder to her daughter, admitting that there’s a lot she doesn’t know, but that she’s certain God loves her. This is a great reminder for us all, especially in the midst of pain.
“Just because we’re in the same church doesn’t mean we’re all going to see eye-to-eye.”
Christy’s husband, Kevin, delivers an important reminder after his wife is, understandably, frustrated by some fellow parishioners at church. Human beings will disagree on various issues, and it’s important to be prepared for that — even inside of our churches. In these moments, it's important to remember to respect other's opinions while being able to remain strong in our faith and firm that our personal relationship with God varies from those around us, including members of our own church.
These quotes only scratch the surface of the powerful lessons and themes you’ll encounter in “Miracles From Heaven," which returns to Pure Flix this May for a limited time only. Sign up for your free 7-day trial to start streaming now.