An Everlasting Sign

During the past couple of weeks, we’ve been overwhelmed by the many encouraging notes we have received in response to our recent emails. It is always a privilege to share our films with the world—especially during challenging times like these.

Today I’m posting a devotional video we produced several years ago, AN EVERLASTING SIGN.

It’s a film near and dear to my heart for several reasons. The photography is breathtaking, the biblical promises (that make up 100% of the script) radiate hope, and the musical score (an ancient hymn beautifully arranged by our composer Mark Edward Lewis) still gives me chills every time I hear it. Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart. Those timeless lyrics have never been more relevant.  Watch now.

The words to this beloved hymn were written more than 1,300 years ago by an Irish poet named Dallan Forgaill. Monks chanted them in their monasteries as a prayer, asking Jesus to be their vision–their eyes–as they made their way through an often dark and desperate world.

Just think about that. What would it mean if we lived each day looking at the world through the eyes of Jesus? How would that impact our perspective? Well, for starters, we’d probably be a lot more loving and forgiving … and a lot less self-centered. We’d also see our circumstances in a very different light. Disappointment, frustration and fear wouldn’t be quite as devastating and all-consuming. Instead, a sense of inner peace would dominate our thoughts and actions (check out Philippians 4: 6,7). Right now I can’t think of anything more appealing.

I hope you enjoy the video. May the Lord grant us all the grace to see the world and its turmoil through His eyes. Thou my best thought by day or by night; waking or sleeping thy presence my light. Keep the faith!

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