Movie Review Time!
By way of our rural mail carrier; who drives a big boat of a vehicle and not a one of those cute little mail trucks you may see in town, I received the movie 40 NIGHTS from fishflix.com! This film is biblical and deep – it’s about the 40 days and nights Jesus spent in the desert preparing himself for the trying days ahead of him and his crucifixion.
40 NIGHTS really spoke to the humanity of Jesus; His inner struggle between fear and faith, until He reaches resolve in the desert – that His death is the only way. It was biblical but there are some liberties taken, without going overboard. The acting was really great and the cinematography was so interesting and done very well!
One of my favorite scenes was a very earthly one between mother and son. Jesus was recalling a moment he had with Mary. He was working when she asked him,
“Are you well?”
His response was a quick, “My health is fine.”
“But how is your head and heart?” She asked more pointedly.
It was a real and believable moment that very well could have happened, just as it does every day in homes across the globe. A mother knows.
As mothers we love our children so deeply and sense when they are hurting or burdened with something heavy. Created in God’s image – He loves us infinitely more and is concerned for us in the same ways a mother (or father) is for their child. Above all He cares about the state of our hearts.
We get so busy with life (myself included!), with summer outings, vacations, meal planning, the approaching school year, and the lists go on! But The Lord wants to know, how is your head and heart? If we don’t care of the health of those two vital things then we will not be very effective as mothers, spouses, friends, and so on.
There is so much to glean from the scriptures during the time of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and the film 40 NIGHTS sheds light on many of those truths.
Overall I thought this was a great film and one I think my husband and family will enjoy watching as well! I wouldn’t necessarily suggest it for young children as there are a couple of emotionally intense scenes and a lot of dialogue that will go over their heads – but it could also be used as a good teaching opportunity.
I would like to thank fishflix.com for sending me this movie to watch and in return give an honest review of the film! My thoughts and opinion of the film are of course, my own. I look forward to jumping online to purchase more wholesome family films from fishflix.com in the near future – and you should too!
Blessings ~ Amber
It’s one of my husbands favorite days today! National Cereal Day! We often joke that one of our favorite parts of being adults is being able to eat cereal any time we want, even in bed at midnight.
Hello! I’m Amber, an oil field wife, and boymom to three very rambunctious little fellas. My family moved from Colorado in 2013 to live on a small experimental hobby farm we’ve dubbed Wandering Hen Acres, in the Piney Woods of East Texas; where we raise chickens, ducks, and other animals my husband occasionally surprises us with.
My background in art helps fuel my passion for finding the beauty in all of God’s handiwork. I enjoy life in general but a few specifics are: music on vinyl, flaky pie crusts, and the weight of a baby in my arms. I’m almost always donning a top-knot and garden boots; and am a firm believer in liquid eye liner and mascara. Being a stay-at-home mom (or “Domestic Engineer” as I call it) to three young boys has lots of fun benefits, but I find that I rarely reach my 20,000 word per day quota, and usually not with any multi syllable words — so I write!
Life in the country is teaching me to slow down and get back to basics; so my heart is to share what God is teaching me through simple country living! I am so excited to join these other amazing ladies and contribute to Confident Foundation’s goal of encouraging women towards authentic oneness with Jesus in any small way. Thanks for welcoming me into your reading space!
Photo by Seth James Photography