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God's Omni-abilities: the movie Babette's Feast

Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Freedom

  • Freedom of Simplicity, Richard Foster +

    In Freedom of Simplicity Foster gently encourages us to see that our identity, our sense of comfort and security must Read More
  • Freedom and Authority-by JI Packer +

    "Authority" is a word that makes most people think of law and order, direction and restraint, command and control, dominance Read More
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babettes_feastBabette’s Feast is a powerful tale of the spiritual dynamics associated with living a life integrated with the life of Christ, led by the Holy Spirit. Babette, a servant to two elderly sisters in 19th century Denmark, chooses to use her talents and money to honor her employers. The unexpectedness of this gift, coupled with its amazing extravagance, disorients and disjoints the normally calm, if overly tepid life of the two sisters and their friends in the isolated village.

Babette’s Feast represents the amazing generosity of God when we allow Him to work through us and in us.

It is a sobering story of what can happen when we use our reason to define our life and the lives of others, with the limitations of our perceptions and understandings, rather than relying on the grace and omni-abilities of our heavenly Father. Simply put, Babette’s Feast is a model for what we can be for God to those around us when we choose for Him to be in control of our lives.

 

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Walking towards Easter: Jesus's Tears +

    These scriptures reflect the pain and suffering, the tears Jesus felt leading up to his crucifixion. Read More
  • Culitvating Good Fruit +

    Proverbs 15:23: To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good Read More
  • Living after Easter +

    Acts 1:8.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my Read More
  • Loving like Jesus and the good, good Father +

    Jesus calls his disciples--and us--to love. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
  • A focus on blessing others +

    We are called to be a blessing to the world first to those around us. Read More
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