Before my review I want to introduce you to Wanderlust Productions and this movie, Father of Lights.
Wanderlust Productions was founded by Darren Wilson in 2006 when he began work on what would become his first feature length film, Finger of God. The company currently concentrates on creating feature films that are both creatively exciting and spiritually engaging. You can learn more about Wanderlust here.
Father of Lights
Father of Lights is a Christian Documentary.
Father of Lights asks the question, “If God could be filmed, what would he look like?”. This amazing documentary attempts to do the impossible: film God and understand His character. Along the way, Darren and his team encounter powerful witch doctors, violent gang leaders, Hindu holy men and everyday people with extraordinary experience to tell. Father of Lights attempts to tear away much of the bad press the Almighty has received over the years, and reveals a God who is far better than anyone could have possibly imagined.
Wow, God is good all the time!
This was a very powerful and emotional movie and I was enthralled the entire time. I am a pretty open minded Christian and work very hard to not be judgmental of others. Just as I wouldn’t like others to judge me. I have read some reviewers saying this movie took them out of their comfort zone a few times but that is not the case with me. I actually felt envious several times while reviewing it. There were so many stories of total sacrifice, stories of persecution, redemption and healing.
There was the story about a man, Mike Van’t Hul, that was a bank vice-president that felt something missing in his life though he was happily married with three children. When he met the Lord for the first time he decided he could no longer be the vice-president at the bank and together they sold their home and gave away their belongings and moved to China with their three children because God told them too. Shortly there after they opened a children’s home for the disabled children who are considered “undesirable”. They said that if God chose to create a life that life has a purpose and they are God’s children and take care of these precious little ones in Loaves and Fishes International.
There was story about a former gangster and we watched him become re-born and turn his life around. We followed a man that hears God every day. He actually audibly hears God at 4am tell him what he is to do that day. This man confronts a powerful witch doctor and more. God tells him to go to a certain tower on a certain day at a certain time and to look for a man with a white beard wearing saffron clothes and a turban. They find this man who turns out to be a Maharaja.
It is amazing that this Maharaja listened to him let along invited him somewhere private to speak. It is later learned through conversation that this man had a dream last night and knew he would be coming to talk to him. This Maharaja has been seeking God and finally found him. He is so excited about finally meeting God that he immediately becomes a Christian and asks for a Bible he really wants to read the Bible.
The Father of Lights also attempts to tear away much of the bad press the Almighty has received over the years from those trying to preach his word but in a condemning way instead of through love. These people really think they are trying to lead people to Christ but in reality they are rebuking them and pushing them away.
The movie comes to a powerful close with Todd White laying hands on various people and healing them which ultimately at the end of the movies helps him get to his final destination. This was a very powerful, moving and spiritually uplifting movie. God is the father of lights and Jesus is the light of the world. This means we carry that light with us where ever we go. I am so recharged spiritually. Thank you, Darren Wilson, for another beautiful and moving documentary!
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