Devotion For Every Wednesday

 Does God film us?

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

I know a person who works as a film editor in Hollywood.  His company makes a TV show and his job is to gather all the films, put them in order, and sort out all the major parts of the show.  Then the next editor cuts out some detail that doesn’t fit with the theme of the show.  Then another editor, who is on a higher level and more experienced, puts together the films that can actually be aired on TV.  Finally, the last few people, who are the cinematographer and sound editor, bring the best-fitted sights and sounds.  My friend usually works all hours of the night dealing with the raw footage for the next editors. 

Hearing what He does makes me think and wonder about how our lives is like that edited film.  There are different levels of progressions in our life’s journey.  Some parts should be taken out because they are unnecessary for our spiritual walk on earth. Other pieces need to be taken care of in detail. Our personality, character, and the ways we build our relationships with others might be elaborated to fit into the ones that God designs for us. Then there is a time where the Lord shines on what we do and on who we are in order to show His great works to the world. 

The important factor is that our lives don’t just sequentially move the same way as making a film. We could be in the last process, but then might have to go back to the beginning and stay there for a little while. Our Lord creates each different part of us at different times in order to make us perfect in He plans. Whatever part our lives are in, whether it be editing or cinematography, God orchestrates all the procedures and produces the best show to the world.


These devotions were written by Jay on every Wednesday.  You can read his weekly devotion in the weekly E-newsletter.