Finding Hope In Something Dumb

tumblr_n6xgutdCRm1sc64v1o1_1280“Dumb and Dumber” is coming back.

In case you haven’t heard, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will be reprising their roles in “Dumb and Dumber To” as Lloyd and Harry, a pair of imbeciles who happily stumble their way through life oblivious to the calamities their stupidity ensues.

After 20 years of waiting for a sequel, this is really happening. There’s even a trailer and everything:

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This is pretty exciting news to say the least. In fact, I called up the 10-year-old version of myself to tell him the news and he passed out for two whole days. (I’m not sure how that affects the time-space continuum and the butterfly effect and all that.)

Seriously though, a few years ago the chances of a proper “Dumb and Dumber” sequel were as slim as finding a woman named Mary Samsonite out in Colorado.

But nostalgia is big business right now. Movie studios and television companies are racing to recreate long-dormant properties to tap into millennial nostalgic affection.

With the revivals of  “Star Wars”, “Boy Meets World”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, and even shows like “Heroes” and “24”, we are in midst of a pop culture throwback revolution.

There are positives and negatives to this. For the most part, pop culture resurrections end up disappointing the audience. It’s nearly impossible to recreate the magic of the original movie or series.

There’s something different about the “Dumb and Dumber” revival that gives me hope.

“Dumb and Dumber” is hands down my favorite movie of all time. It still makes me laugh to this day. (“Big Gulps, huh? All right! Well, see ya later!”)

Naturally, I always thought it would be incredible for Harry and Lloyd to return to the silver screen for 90 more minutes of ridiculous comedy.

15 years ago a “Dumb and Dumber” sequel seemed realistic. 10 years ago a sequel seemed far off but still not too crazy of an idea. In 2014 it seemed like an impossibility.

Yet there’s the trailer. This movie is really happening. It was not too late for Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to don their bowl cuts one more time.

What “Dumb and Dumber To” tells me is that there’s still time for you and me too.

Even if 20 years has passed, there’s still time to recapture a dream. There’s still time to mend a broken relationship. There’s still time to return to following Jesus.

No matter how much time has passed, it’s not too late.

If you are still alive, there is still time. There is still hope. It may seem dumb to believe, but I think it’s true.

Of course, the time for a reunion will run out. 

ghostbusters_ver4Earlier this year legendary actor and director Harold Ramis passed away. Ramis’ most famous role was as Egon Spengler in the “Ghostbusters” movies.

For decades talks had been swirling on and off about a third “Ghostbusters” film. It really seemed that within this age of film revivals we might actually be on the verge of their long-awaited reunion.

And it still may happen one day. But it won’t be what it should be because the original cast can’t be there. For whatever reason, the cast and crew waited too long, and Harold Ramis’ death robbed us of a full-on revival.

Your time will run out. The hope of reunion has an expiration date. The clock is ticking away.

As “Dumb and Dumber To” shows us, if you’re still alive than there is still hope. And as the fate of “Ghostbusters” shows us that time will run out.

While you’re waiting for a sign from God, His spirit has been shoving you from behind wondering why you’re not moving your feet. There is still time left for what your heart is nudging you toward. You just have to get moving on it.

There is still hope for even the “dumbest”, most far-fetched dreams of your heart. If you want something to happen, you have to get to work on it.

The “Dumb and Dumber To” preview is saying there’s a chance. A one in a million chance, but a chance nonetheless.

Is there something or someone in your life you’ve been hoping for a reunion with? What could you do today to take a step towards “a sequel” in your life before its too late?

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