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The Hedgehog

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I’d like to start this post by saying a big thank you to Jamal Jivanjee for encouraging not only me, but also all of his blog readers, to watch this film. I’d definitely suggest that, if you have not yet done so already, you check out his blog here. Jamal recently asked me to review this film on his blog, which was a wonderful experience. I have also written a review below. I’d love for you to watch this film and share your insights below.

The Hedgehog is a French film that follows the story of eleven-year-old Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic). She is no ordinary eleven year old either. She sees the world for what it truly is – a giant fish bowl. We are born here, we grow up here, and we fend for ourselves here and eventually we end up belly turned up in the same mundane fish bowl.

Although Paloma came from a rich family she refused to let that define who she was. She made the decision that she was going end her life on her twelfth birthday. Death was a choice for Paloma not an inevitability. She was not afraid of dying. She welcomed it. To Paloma, the choice to die meant defying the world system. It meant that her background, her experiences, her knowledge and her family would play no role in shaping who she would eventually become one day.

Paloma is fascinated with art and philosophy and as her final project she decides to document the world around her using her fathers camcorder. She makes obvious observations about those in her direct circle. Some so blatantly point out the hypocrisy in the adults around her that one can’t help but smile and laugh.

However, when Paloma begins to document the life of her superintendent Renee Michel (Josiane Balasko) and her growing relationship with the new neighbour Kakuro Ozu (Togo Igawa) Paloma is challenged to re-think her pessimistic outlook towards the world.

I’d highly encourage that you to watch the film before you read further. The trailer can be seen here.

*******SPOILER ALERT********

The world is a dark, treacherous system and whether we like it or not we are born into it.  Paloma draws a strong similarity between our lives and the life of a goldfish in a bowl. Both are on show for those around to see, both have the ability to become mundane and boring, and whether you’re a human or a goldfish, you face a certain death. Paloma decides that she isn’t going to live her life in a fishbowl like everyone else; instead, she is going to take her life into her own hands and end it at the ripe age of twelve.

The world system represented in this film is also a parallel of the harsh religious system we see in so many of today’s churches. We have to act a certain way, we have to do certain works, and we have to meet certain expectations in order to even be acknowledged as a fish in the fishbowl. Interestingly, the only way out of either one of these systems is death.

The beautiful connection between Paloma and Madame Renee Michel is the fact that they both see the system for what it is. They recognize the façade that is played out in front of them daily. They also see that they don’t belong in this cookie cutter world. They are seen as “outcasts” and it is this connection that acts as the foundation for a quirky unique friendship. This is seen beautifully in the scene where Madame Michel takes the dress that she borrowed back to the drycleaner – except it had a stain on it. The lady at the drycleaner yelled at her for making a stain on the expensive dress. Paloma turns to Madame Michel and says “so, you also get into trouble for making stains.” This is such a picture of how we are so far from perfect, yet the world and religious system place these high expectations over our lives that we are set up just to fail.

The fishbowl theory is illustrated beautifully in the description Paloma gives to her father regarding differences between the game of Chess and the Japanese game of Go. Chess is a game where you fight to survive through the death of your opponent. Go, on the other hand, is an elegant and organic game and the focus is on producing life rather than killing to survive. Throughout the film we see different characters playing either one of the two games. In one scene, we see Paloma and Mr Ozu playing Go (a game that produces life) and in the very next scene we see a homeless man on the street playing Chess – the game of survival. We can fight to survive, or we can fight for life, however… according to Christ if we want to save our life, we need to lose it first. Ahh the paradoxes!!

There is an interesting scene where Paloma flips a flipbook illustrating her mother’s addiction to anti-depressant pills. I saw this as a beautiful picture of what we decide to sew into our lives that’s what we will reap. The flipbook shows a pill being planted, watered and eventually a plant full of pills growing. It’s a picture that her mother was feeding her depression by constantly consuming these pills. Christ calls us to partake of him; he is the grain of wheat that fell to the ground so that we could live. He died so that we could live. I’ll speak more about this later on…

I just love Paloma’s documentary that we see of the beginning of the relationship between Madame Michel and Mr Ozu. Madame Michel sees herself as being extremely low class and she is constantly putting herself down.

“I am a widow, I am short, ugly, and plump…I live alone with my cat, a big, lazy tom…neither he nor I make any effort to take part in the social doings of our respective species. Because I am rarely friendly – though always polite – I am not liked, but am tolerated nonetheless…”

When she said the above, I thought to myself, when I was involved in a religious relationship with Christ I saw myself as below perfect, just tolerated by Christ. However, when Mr Ozu enters her life, he treats her as an equal. He invites her into his home, he takes her out to dinner, he speaks to her like a human being – he sees her for who she really is, not how she perceives herself.

I just love how when Mr Oku invites Madame Michel out to dinner she politely declines by saying something along the lines of “I am your superintendent, not your neighbour” and Mr Oku replies, with a smile on his face, “Why can’t you have both qualities at once.” We are fallen human beings, yet Christ calls us to dine with him, as equals. WOW!

Their relationship is something extremely special, he admires her for who she is, not for what she does or says. She appreciates the fact that although Mr Oku comes from a rich family, he is different, he is normal, he also does not fit into the cookie cutter mould of the system. He abundantly gives gifts to Madame Michel expecting nothing in return. What a picture of our Christ and how he pours his life into us abundantly, yet he has no expectation for us work for his love and attention, he expects nothing in return, this is a selfless love. Mr Oku never forces himself towards Madame Michel, although it is clear that he desires to take their relationship to the next level. He makes this known by saying to Michel that “we can be friends and whatever we want” he repeats this twice. Our Lord doesn’t force himself on us. He is the perfect gentleman, longing for our love, but never forcing us into a relationship.

The morning after Mr Oku said this to Madame Michel, she wakes up in a strangely good mood. She is happy, maybe there is more to life than the mundane. She goes outside to remove the trash, and the homeless man from earlier is in the street. Madame Michel walks into the road to help move him off, and we are shocked when the dry-cleaning van hits Michel resulting in her death.

At one point in the film, Paloma feeds the goldfish one of her mothers anti-depressents. Within seconds, the fish is floating belly upwards. Paloma is planning on over-dosing on her mothers pills when she ends her life on her twelfth birthday. The death of the fish is extremely symbolic as it acts a shadow of what is to come. She flushes the fish down the toilet and forgets about him.

After Madame Michel’s death Paloma finds that her goldfish actually survived the anti-depressant. Madame Michel found the fish in her toilet and kept him in a different bowl. This is a really nice picture of the fact that a common goldfish who also seemed bored by the mundane, managed to hold onto his life and survive the inevitable.

Now for the most profound and astounding line of the entire film – this line has changed the way I feel about Christ and the way I see how he feel about me forever. This line gave me an astounding revelation of the 100% pure, raw love that Christ has for us and that we should have for him.

“What matters isn’t the fact of dying or when you die. It’s what you’re doing at that precise moment. So Renee, what where you doing at the time of your death?

…………You were ready to love”

WOW! Now think about the precise moment on the bloody cross that Christ is hanging, the moment just as he passes from life into death, what was he doing? He was ready to love. He was ready to love his PERFECT bride. He died to be with her, my pathetic use of words fails me as I try to convey this type of love that I have seen.

I also saw the fact that before we can love Christ, he commands us to lose our lives, to die. I have never thought of it in this way before:

“Lord Jesus, I am ready to love you, I am ready to love you the way that you love me, unfailing, never-ending and whole-heartedly. I am ready to die, I am willing to die, to lose everything that I “think” I hold dear for the sole purpose of loving you” These are not just words any more to me, this is a profound reality. I have never felt more ready to love to Christ, more happy to lose my life so that I can love him without hindrance or distraction.”

“We love because he first loved us” – 1 John 4:19

Megan x

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Argo

Argo

I’m not a fan of politics in real life or in movies. I’m also not a fan of movies that get my heart racing too much. Argo, therefore, was not a movie that I would normally be interested in. But a friend suggested it, so we watched it. Whilst I was watching it, I was so engrossed in the story and how I didn’t like it – that I didn’t see Christ at all. It was only when I got home and said to the Lord, man where were you amongst all of that? Boy, did he show me.

As usual, a bit of context about the story…

On November 4 1979 Iranian militants storm the US embassy in Iran. Over 50 people are taken hostage, however six Americans managed to escape and hide in the home of Canadian Ambassador, Ken Taylor (Victor Garber). Their escape was kept a secret and the American CIA explored several options for their rescue. Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) is brought onto the case. He was inspired with an extraction idea when he was watching a sci-fi film with his son. He plans to create a cover story that the escapees are Canadian filmmakers, scouting “exotic” locations in Iran for the making of a sci-fi film.

The film follows Tony as he goes to Hollywood, devises a fake film and then poses as a producer for Argo when he enters Iran, putting himself in dangers way, to save the six Americans. The Iranian people discover that there are six people missing, and the price on their heads is certain death. This creates even more danger as almost every hostile Iranian was on the lookout for “Americans.” Being a part of a Canadian film crew, the six Americans need to quickly learn their new identities in order to successfully get through airport security. The trailer for this film can be seen here.

Now for the sighting…

Okay, so this was based on a true story; but I’m not talking about the one that happened over 30 years ago. I’m talking about the one that happened roughly 2000 years ago – Christ’s story.

As you know, there were six American hostages. The number six represents man – as man was created on the sixth day. The six Americans were trapped in Iran. Iran in this film is a picture of the world system. The evil one has dominion over the world just as the Iranian people were calling the shots in Iran at that time. We aren’t welcome in this world – especially being partakers of the Lord’s divine nature. The enemy greatly opposes us for being in His world – yet citizens of another. We, just like the Americans, are hostages in this world, and just like the six Americans, our penalty that awaits us is certain death.

The Americans were hiding in the Canadian Ambassador’s house. The Canadian Ambassador, Ken Taylor, is a picture of the church (not a physical building!) I say this, because we can take refuge in Her, and in her (the Church and the Body) Christ is found and Christ is our true refuge and safety. We can abide in Him in this dark, evil world.

The American CIA decided to send one of their own into Iran. Tony Mendez went into Iran and put himself in danger purely to save the lives of the six Americans.  He left everything behind, his family, his house, his country and his safety just so he could save the lives of the Americans. This is a picture of how the Lord left His home to come to the world and pay the price to return us back to Him.

Tony is a picture of Christ (the head). He had a plan to get the Americans out of Iran, or should I say the World and the Old Man, and return them to America. This plan was called Argo. To America, the six hostages were precious. They wanted them back, returned to their real home. This is a picture of how we are not from this world. It is also a picture of how our Lord is desperate for us to return to our real “home” which is Himself.

Tony went to Iran with a plan. The only way this plan was going to work was if the six hostages completely lost their old identity. There could be no trace of who they really were. The reason for this is that their old identities meant certain death. We were born into the Adamic race. This means that we were born sinners. Even if we never to sinned a day in our lives, we would still be deemed sinners. The fact that we sin is a reminder that we ARE ALREADY sinners. Not the other way around. These hostages had done nothing wrong (they were innocent human beings). Yet, there was a hefty price on all of their heads – death. Tony came to redeem them.

The hostages had to accept their new identity that Tony (Christ) gave them. We have been given a new identity in Christ, but the only way we can obtain it is if we completely lose our old identity. Our old man needs to die whole-heartedly. What is interesting is that Tony also lost his identity. He changed his name to Kevin and he became the seventh man. Seven is God’s number – it is a holy number. He completed them. Christ looks different today than he did when we walked the earth. He too, lost his old identity and took up a new one – a bigger one. One that included us! The Americans had to work together for their new identities to work. The plan would only work if each member functioned in his or her new identity. Our wonderful Lord has a plan, but it will only work if we completely drown ourselves in our new identity, which is found in Him.

Tony’s plan was risky. The Americans had to have faith in him that he would do what he said he came to do. To follow Christ is extremely risky. To give up everything such as your hopes, your dreams, your desires and your (old) IDENTITY. To follow Christ can be extremely daunting. Yet just like the hostages, if we don’t have the faith and follow him, we will surely be executed.

Tony prepared the six Americans so that they would know who they really were. The reason for this was because on the way home, there would be people who were going to attack their identity. They had to have grounding and a foundation in their new identity in order to withstand the enemy. The opposer will surely attack us from every angle. But if we have a strong foundation of our true identity, which is found in Christ, we will walk through unharmed. We are hidden in Christ.

Tony was in Iran for three days. Just like the Lord was dead for three days. Christ entered into death so that he could bring forth life. Tony also walked into death (Iran) and saved the lives of the six American hostages.

Now for my favorite part, this film was based on a true story. BUT this story was classified information until 1981 when it was declassified. What the Lord really did for us when he entered into death was a mystery kept for ages past. But, He has revealed to us his mystery. We now know exactly what he did for us when he gave up his life for us.

It wasn’t purely for redemption.

Yes, it included our forgiveness, but is also included the complete destruction of the old man and the enemy.

He triumphed over the law, rulers and authorities when he died.

His death included completely destroying the world system that holds us captive.

And through the triumph of all of the above, there is now NOTHING standing in between his perfect bride and Him. He can now have a body to express Him, a bride to love Him, a house to lay His head and rest and a family for Him to enjoy.

“And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ…” – Ephesians 1:9

What a knight in shining armor!

Megan x

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Wow – this was a great film. I had never heard of Tyler Perry before and had not seen this film either. Here is  the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbRYjGJ7kUk. The film itself is one that is full of drama, laughs, tears, joy and much more.. it’s the whole basket of emotions.

Quick synopsis
This is a 2005 film. Helen McCarter is a woman who appears to have it all. A loving husband, a nice house a wardrobe full of clothes. However, right at the start of the film her husband kicks her out of the house and she loses everything. Helen goes to live with her grandmother Madea. The story follows Helen as she learns to stand on her own two feet. She is finally ready to move forward with her life, when drama strikes her soon-to-be ex-husband. Helen finds herself drowning in an ocean of emotion wondering if she could ever forgive the man who destroyed her life.

Now as for where the Lord was in this film…..

In the beginning of the film, we are introduced to Helen and her husband Charles… On the outside everything looks to be perfect. But the reality is that the core of their relationship is rotten. We see this when they are alone and not “putting up appearances” This is a reflection of who we really are. On the outside (the seen) we are perfect. According to the world the human race has never been better. But on the inside (the unseen) we are rotten souls.

Helen believes that she has been nothing but a “good” wife, yet her husband has treated her worse than the scum of the earth. He brings home another woman and kicks Helen out of the house. What a picture of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Doing or being “good” still got Adam and Eve kicked out of the garden. She was kicking and screaming. She put up a fight. She didn’t want to let go of him that easily. We often put up a fuss when we are called to let go of everything that we know.

She loses everything. Her house, her possessions, her dignity, her pride, her “identity” remember all she was for the last 18 years was a “good” housewife.
This is a picture of her being in the wilderness. Outside of the walls of the law of marriage she had no idea who she was. She was lost and extremely uncomfortable.

We first meet Orlando (who is a beautiful picture of Christ) right at the beginning of all of Helen’s problems. Christ HAS been there, IS there, and WILL be there for us no matter what the circumstances or our situation. But most importantly no matter how we treat him he doesn’t change. She kicked him out of the truck, threw water at his face and accused him of being just like every other evil Man. He never tried to defend himself. And the way he treated her never changed. Sounds a lot like our Lord to me!

What I love about Orlando is where he came from. He was from a poor neighborhood “just another black guy” this is such a picture of our lord (minus the black guy part) but look at The Lord’s birth. He was born amongst the stench of animal faeces in a manger probably filled with tics. Not a luxurious upbringing either. He was part of the “ghetto” just like Orlando.

The One night Orlando took Helen out to a meal. One that she couldn’t afford. This is a picture of how The Lord longs to lavish us – not of the things of this world. But lavish us with his company and presence. He is our real food and he longs for us to enjoy him. This scene is where she opens up to him and allows him close to her. Her flesh didn’t want him… She kept assuming the worst .. But her consciousness was yearning for him. We are the same. Our flesh often desires other things it tries to resist Christ.. That is the nature of the flesh. But our spirits “know” Him. They recognize that all we have to “do” is trust him.

Helen enjoys Orlando’s company and presence for the next 4 months. Her old identity is gone. She even exclaims “I found my self” she finally knew who she was – and her identity was found in Orlando.

Orlando proposed to her. His proposal was beautiful. He wanted to save her from her past. Nourish her future, all she had to do was trust him and not look back. She was still vulnerable at this stage and as she was about to take a leap of faith and say YES The movie takes a sudden turn. Her old husband was shot in court. It looks like he is going to die. She runs back to him to try to save him.

Charles is brought to an all time low. Paralysed – reliant on the care of his “ex” wife. Although she is mad and full of rage, deep down inside she still cares for him. She wanted him to live. This is a picture of what it means to really let go of everything to follow the Lord. To truly enter marriage with him and become his wife, we have to let the “old” go. But our instincts are the same as the Helen’s. As soon as we see that we might lose the old, as soon as there is the possibility of death, we run straight back to try to hold on to it. Instead of just letting it go and saying YES to the love of our live. We cling to what we think we “know”

Her rage takes over, and she treats him like dirt just as he did to her. This reminds us that flesh will be flesh. When she goes back to the old, her flesh takes over. She is not functioning on “love” or “life” it’s back to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. She says that she was a good wife, and didn’t deserve this and now he has to pay. Her family reminds her about forgiveness and they remind her about Orlando (who she had been ignoring and staying away from).

Helen nurses her husband back to health and cares for him. But then she realizes that she doesn’t want to go back to the old. She was thankful for what her husband did to her because if he didn’t she wouldn’t have known that a man like Orlando could love her the way that he did. This is a beautiful picture because although we sometimes run back to the flesh we can use it as a reminder for who we are in Christ. What he has done, how much he loves us and how grateful we are that it’s no longer “us” but “Him IN us”. She gives Charles the divorce papers to sign. A beautiful picture of “letting go” of the old.

She runs to Orlando knowing that she is a free woman. Her old identity is finally dead she has cut all ties to her past. She runs to him, and tells him that she loves him. What is beautiful about this is she repeats what he said to her when he told her that he loved her for the first time (note: he FIRST loved us).

Orlando: I’m in love with you.
Helen: How do you know that?
Orlando: I don’t know how to explain it to you.
Helen: Try.
Orlando: Helen, if I’m away from you for more than an hour, I can’t stop thinking about you. I carry you in my spirit. I pray for you more than I pray for myself. I’ve got it so bad for you I’d… I’d go to the grocery store and buy your feminine products, I swear I would.
[Helen and Orlando laugh]
Orlando: And see? And that… that… That smile. Helen, when you smile like that, my world… It’s all right.
[pauses]
Orlando: I am in love with you.

This made it clear to Orlando that Helen was truly in love with him. How great is this! We can use His own words as a means of expressing our love for him. Beholding the Lord through scripture is one of the most beautiful ways to express love and life to our prince.

Orlando instantly returned the love. Although Helen had neglected him and run back to the old. He still loved her. His love goes far beyond her actions. He was in love with her for who she was. And that would never change. He wanted to care for her and look after her and fulfil all of her needs. All she had to do was say yes. And when she did, boy did he celebrate. I’m sure our Lord celebrates when his bride runs to Him and expresses her love for him. It’s so simple. There is nothing to “do” there is no guilt or obligation. All we have to “do” is love Him back.

In this movie, marriage is a picture of the law. In her “old” marriage.. she was bound by the legalities that come with marriage. She was faithful to the law of marriage, she was a good wife she did her husband no wrong. Although she ticked all of the boxes when it came to the “law” of marriage – it still failed her. When she met Orlando, marriage looked different. He says the following when he proposes (which could be the Lord talking directly to the audience if you ask me!!)

Orlando: I know you don’t believe in fairy tales. But, if you did, I’d want to be your knight in shining armour. You’ve been through so much. I don’t want to see you hurt anymore. Now I may not be able to give you all that your used to. But I do know I can love you past your pain. I don’t want you to worry about anything. You just wake up in the morning, that’s all you have to do and I’ll take it from there. There’s one condition. You have to be my wife.

There is only one thing she has to “do” and that is return the Love that he is pouring out. All of our needs are fulfilled in him… Even if it looks different to what we currently know. The Lord left us with ONE commandment “love one another as I have loved you” – why? Because he alive in all of us. When we love one another, we are loving Him. When we serve one another we are serving him. This is why The Lord could say to Saul “Saul, why are persecuting ME?” Because he was ALIVE in his people.

He really does want to me our knight in shining armour. He doesn’t want to see us hurt anymore. He will give us everything we need to be satisfied in HIM. He will love us past our pain. We have nothing left wo worry about. All we need to do is wake up in the morning and turn to him, behold him, love him. He will take it from there. All we have to do is say Yes to his proposal. He longs for a bride to love him with all of her might. He is worth signing the divorce papers to the OLD for, he is worth running away from the comfort of all that we know. He will give us LIFE.. not just any life – HIS life.

I encourage you to watch this film and share your insights below 🙂

For the wedding,
Your sister IN Christ

The Tree of Life

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I thought I would start off by back-dating a little bit. This was the first movie that I ever watched with the purpose of seeing the Lord in it. What I found was astounding. I’ll give a bit of background about the film before I jump right in and confuse everyone. (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXRYA1dxP_0)

This was an independent film starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. It follows the story of a family in Waco Texas in 1956 – their loss, their struggles and most importantly the conflicting philosophies of the parents. I would strongly encourage that you see this film either before or after you read this blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

The core and essence of this film is the conflicting nature of The Tree of Life and The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. It takes us right back to the beginning of creation where mankind was created with the purpose to eat off of The Tree of Life.

Both trees are depicted in the parents of the family. The mother, with her caring, loving nature represented The Tree of Life. Whilst the stern, harsh father was a picture of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (as well as fallen mankind). The couples first son (Jack) was a picture of Adam – the first man. The second son (who passed away at a young age) was a picture of Christ – the LAST Adam.

This film shows the beginning of the world, the entrance of sin, the overcoming of sin through death and resurrection. It ends with the wedding of the bride and bridegroom.

Creation was represented beautifully through the different vast shots of the universe, the earth, water, land and animals. What follows these scenes of creation is the story of the O’Brien family. We see the birth of their first son. After the creation of the earth, the land and the animals – the father created man. As I said previously, their first son is a representation of Adam.

At this point in the film, the nature of each of the parents becomes quite apparent. The father, strict, stern, geared for success is a perfect picture of The tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The mother, on the other hand is kind, loving, forgiving and submissive. She produces life and in saying that, she is a representation of The Tree of Life at the beginning of creation. It becomes clear that Jack lives his life very much by the way his father lives his life. There are a few snippets of scenes that depict Jack as being like Adam. For instance, he was playing with his mother (in the garden). They were playing with some toy animals and Jack was naming them – just like Adam named all of the creatures of the Earth in Genesis.

At one point, we hear the mothers voice say that “the nuns taught us there were two ways through life – the way of nature and the way of grace. You have to choose which one you will follow”. Regardless of the situation, the mother was ALWAYS patient, kind, humble, submissive, loving and caring. By leading her life by example, she was teaching her children how to live by grace (not nature). The second son was never seen to be striving to live by the way his father taught. Instead, he retreated quietly and found his peace when he was with his mother.

Next we have a scene where the brothers are running and talking; Jack at one points calls out to his brother – “are you calling me a liar?!” This was a picture of Christ being tempted. Jack was trying to start a fight with his younger brother, but the younger brother chose to deny himself and “live by grace” or should I say “The Tree of Life” instead of giving in to the accusations of his older brother.

The morning when the family wakes up and realises that their father is gone, they are seen running around and celebrating. What a beautiful picture of the celebration that the Old Man (The tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil) is gone and that there is freedom with no more guilt and obligation. When their father returns from his trip he sits them down and shows the children many worldly objects. “This is from China… that is from Germany” – he is teaching and deceiving his children that they should be pursuing all of these “things.”

Towards the end of the film, there is a scene where all of the family members and the community are running on a beach. It is a picture of the Lord in that they (the family) have passed away and they are celebrating the freedom on the other side of death (all that remained was Christ). It was such a beautiful picture of His everlasting peace and love.

Finally, they pass through a house (a lovely representation of the fulfilment of the Lord’s desire to have a house). On the other side of the house was the mother with two other women. She was wearing what appeared to be a white dress and they were “fixing” her up. This was a beautiful depiction of the preparing of the bride of Christ for the glorious wedding.

I’m sure if you watch this film with the intention of seeing the Lord He will reveal even more than the small portion that I just shared.

May we choose to live by His Life – “The Tree of Life”. It exists for us to eat off of it and to live by it. This is no ordinary life, it is Divine, Uncreated Life – It’s HIS Life. But because we chose to eat off of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil we could no longer in our own strength be good enough, or righteous enough, or holy enough. He has always wanted us to eat of Him, The Tree of Life existed before the fall, and it returns to us in Revelations. He himself is the Tree. Partake of Him and let His Life be expressed wholly and fully through you.

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives IN me. the life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” – Galatians 2:20

For The Tree of Life!

Megan