Hey ya’ll –
Well, I never saw a movie preview – never really even knew this movie was out – but watched it last night and was left in awe. I’m speaking of the movie “Luther”. (see www.lutherthemovie.com ) This is an epic on Martin Luther that was released on DVD and VHS somewhere around 11/30 from what I’ve been told. Some of the men at the prayer retreat I attended were talking about so we rented it at our local Blockbuster.
All I can say is that I think every Christian should watch this. What an incredible story. I’m saddened at the total ignorance I had regarding the history around Martin Luther. I knew he was the person who started the Reformation, but that was about it. I learned a lot – granted, I have no way of knowing how much of this movie was fiction and how much was fact … but the overall theme was incredible.
I was compelled by one scene in particular where one of the ministers was leaving a festive party prematurely. Martin Luther caught up to ask him why he was leaving – he’d just gotten his copy of the Bible in his own language … he as eager to get back to his people and share it. Martin Luther cautioned him that there was not yet any protection established for him and all he cared about was letting others share his experience of reading God’s Word for himself for the first time. Later, he was burned at the stake for it. Am I that desperate for the Word?
I’m so grateful for the pioneers, prophets, and people of God who have blazed trails before us. If I could share one tiny ounce of the passion, purpose, and boldness that these soldiers of the Kingdom had, I’d be doing good. Lord, help us all.
For the Kingdom,
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