Father of Lights

January 16, 2013

The auditorium ready for the showing

We had a showing of Father of Lights last night at the Kings Factory – what a documentary!

The Fishes team at Kings had prepared the room for us moving much of the equipment for the children’s work so that we could set out seating… and it was great having the option of both the normal ‘rows’ of chairs and ‘cafe’ seating around tables.  We were blessed to have access to such a great environment.

Folks from a number of local churches came along to share watching the documentary together…. Inverness is an awesome place…. churches thrive both through the work they do within the communities they serve, but also thrive together – interdependently, partnering, sharing… Loving God together.  God is blessing the Church in Inverness through the unity that is shown.

Anyway… back to the movie…


This documentary shows the impact of Christians responding to God’s leading around the world… saying yes to whatever God asks them… A bank vice-president and his wife who were touched by God: gave up his job, sold their house, gave away their belongings and moved their young family to China… no other plan… just that.  And in a short time they have set up a home for disguarded, vulnerable, sick and lame children… 40 of them. Talking of expressing the love of God the Father to these children and receiving back that love amplified/multiplied… one of the many stories documented in the film.

The movie is about gaining a real understanding of how God the Father wants to relate to His Children – all His Children… whether they ‘know’ him or not… showing love to the lost, broken and vulnerable.

A call to love as we have been loved, a call to show grace and mercy as we have been shown grace and mercy… to Follow Jesus in really practical ways…

It was a challenging evening – laughter at somes times, tears at other, but we all left the showing thinking again what Jesus meant in these words…

“I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”


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