What is God like? As Christians, we are supposed to reflect our Savior, but how can we do so, if we don’t truly know His character?
Darren Wilson attempts to tackle this very subject in the DVD Documentary Father of Lights by Wanderlust Productions.
Wilson picks up his camera and travels to India, Chicago, China, and Israel to see the Lord at work. Along the way he encounters:
- A man in India who hears from God daily
- A witch doctor, scared to encounter the true God
- A gang leader who has a personal encounter with Christ
- A Buddhist guru who gives his life to the Lord
- A couple who gives up everything to serve children in China
- A man in Israel who, through faith, heals the sick & injured people he meets
I really liked this film. It is the third in a series, though I haven’t seen the first two DVDs. The first two are Finger of God and Furious Love. That said, Father of Lights stands on it’s own. You don’t need to see the first two DVDs to understand and appreciate the third.
What did I like about this film? Everything! First, Wilson challenges the believer to truly look at the way God would want his followers to love others. He discusses the difference between having a relationship with God and the “Religious Spirit.” The Religious Spirit can be very damaging, as it’s focus is often on what not to do and how we look to others, as opposed to having a relationship with God and showing love to others.
I was touched by all the stories, but I was especially impacted by the gang leader who gave his life to Christ. As they interviewed him months after his conversion, you could just see the love of Jesus in his eyes. His life was so transformed that his friends began to receive Christ also.
As someone who lives in the wealth and comfort of the United States, it was eye opening to see the work of God in other parts of the world. We are so comfortable here that sometimes we miss the radical miracles that happen in other areas, where Christians are persecuted and people are destitute. I think every Christian in the United States should make it a point to learn about Christianity in other cultures, as it is contagious.
Finally, Father of Lights impacted me in a personal way. Our ladies Bible Study just wrapped up, and one of the things we talked about was Mt. Moriah, where Abraham was prepared to sacrifice Isaac, where David built an alter to the Lord, and where Solomon built the temple. Literally, we JUST finished the study this morning. And at the conclusion of the film, Darren Wilson takes us to exactly that spot. I teared up, knowing all the significant events that had happened there and knowing that Wilson’s ability to go inside the building and film it was a miracle in and of itself. It was one of those moments that I knew God had orchestrated just for me. I needed to see the place, and I did.
If you get a chance to see Father of Lights, I recommend you do. It will help you see your faith in a fresh new way. It will help you appreciate what is going on in other parts of the world. And it will cause you to see that God works in mysterious ways.
Father of Lights Giveaway
I am privileged to be able to give away one Father of Lights DVD to a reader! To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will end at 12:01 am on November 10, 2012. Winner must contact me with their mailing address within 3 days after the giveaway ends, or I will choose another winner. Fly By Promotions will be shipping the DVD, so I will need to pass the winner’s address on to the publicist. Giveaway is open to residents of the United States only.
Enjoy! And do watch the movie if you get a chance!
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