Some of my kids are sick, so for our Sunday night family worship we are watching One Night with the King, a terrific movie that recreates the story of Esther from the Old Testament book. It is very faithful to the biblical story, with just a few minor exceptions, and sometimes even the "embellishments" are a blessing, like the subplot of Xerxes' and Esther's marital problems, which illustrates the consequences of wrongful judging (1 Cor. 4:5-6) and bad communication (Prov. 18:13, 17).
To me the very best part of the movie is the scene in the marketplace where Naaman demands that Mordecai bow to him... what a great example of standing for the truth (literally!), and some great comic relief thrown in too.
I highly recommended this movie for any age, though you may have to talk to the youngest childern about some of the adult themes.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Great Movie! One Night with the King!!
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