There is a new epic TV miniseries coming soon called "The Bible". It is a 10 hour production that will be shown in 5 - 2 hour segments beginning on March 3rd on the History Channel.
I have watched a couple of interviews with the producer Mark Burnett, (he produced Survivor, The Apprentice) and one of those interviews was with his co-producer and wife, Roma Downey (angel in Touched by an Angel).
Yesterday morning they were Lorna Dueck's guests on her show Life Beyond the Headlines.
While I am looking forward to watching the series , I already know what my favorite part or film highlight will be.
Roma described one scene during the shooting on location .
She painted the scene from John 3, filmed in the Moroccan dessert
Jesus is sitting beside a small fire.
The night is deathly still , not a sound, not a breeze. nothing / no one is moving.
Then, following the script cues , there is movement and Jesus looks up to see Nicodemus approaching from under the cover of night's darkness.
He comes with questions but starts the conversation with the acknowledgement
that he believes that Jesus was sent from God.
But Jesus bypasses his introductory statement and answers the unasked question in his heart.
Jesus says.. "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit.. he cannot enter the kingdom of God."
In answer to Nicodemus' bewildered outburst of "How can that be?"
Jesus said ....
"Do not marvel that I said to you , You must be born again. The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit" .
Roma said .. the very SECOND, as if on perfect cue ... when 'Jesus' said 'wind' ...
the most unnatural wind blew across the dessert ... a strong , steady wind that tossed hair and garments!
She said it was like they turned on the fans , but they had no wind fans.
She said everyone had goosebumps ... I'm sure they did !
It would have been a God-moment... God reaching down to confirm His Word with a supernatural sign.
I know that when I will be watching that scene ... I too will have goosebumps .. and be filled with awe.