Seven Letters: Ephesus
“Seven Letters: Ephesus” is based on Christ’s letter to the church at Ephesus from the book of Revelation. The main character, “David,” is a widower who is very active in his church and community. However, something is missing in David’s life. The light has dimmed, and he no longer seems able to inspire positive change in others or spread the Gospel as he once did. The viewer is invited to follow David on his journey, and consider how it relates to the body of Christ today.
“Seven Letters: Ephesus” shows what can be done when someone labors for God and does it with compassion. Berri Lee does a wonderful job playing “David,” a man who recently lost his wife and must confront several issues. One of them involves his daughter Sarah. The government wants the company David built and that she runs to offer insurance that covers the abortion pill. Sarah doesn’t want to endanger the employment of their workers, but David is dead set against it and this brings contention between the two. Then there is Jack, a man David thought of as his own son. Jack has been depressed since David’s wife died because she was like a mother to him. Now he is coming to work late and hung over, and Sarah is about to give him the heave-ho. While David speaks to him, Jack drinks beer and tells David that David doesn’t have the light he once had, that it has grown “dim.”
This movie does a good job encouraging people to do a self examination of where they are spiritually. It also shows that compassion must be the motivator in helping people, and we see David’s fruit as he helps a prostitute turn to God and we see Jack doing a tremendous rendition of “Amazing Grace” by film’s end. The church of Ephesus was commended, but also told they needed to work on a few things. David is a good example in this film of working on what is lacking in one’s life. We are pleased to award this inspiring movie our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12 and up, and four Doves, a high rating. This movie will inspire and challenge you at the same time!