Finding Nemo is the most popular animated feature of all time. What is the secret of its success? Much of its appeal is in the amazing technical and artistic features that helped produce a wonderful underwater world. Others might point to the comical characters created by animators and voice actors. Behind it all is a great theme. There is a father who is a bit overprotective and a son who is a bit too careless. They both eventually learn to give in a little. The huge journey for reunion motivated by love, give us the greatest lesson of all. Parents and children need each other and are worth sacrifice.

J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.