One Lucky Lady
This week’s review is for the episode, “One Lucky Lady,” from the series, 7th Street Theater, which is written and directed by Dave Christiano.
A perspective on purity that most people have never even thought of.
This episode from Season One of 7th Street Theater presents a perspective on purity that is insightful and heartfelt.
When the subject comes up, one by one, each person reveals the age at which they had their first kiss. As the story unfolds, so does a message about purity that none had previously considered.
That word, “luck” comes up again. I’ve given my take on that in previous reviews, on how the word is used loosely by the Christian community, as meaning good fortune, which is attributed to God. However - isn’t it better just to use the word, blessed?
The episode addresses what the Bible calls us to do, that society, including most Christians, have long gone away from - to be pure entering the marriage covenant.
It lifts up the fight we have against lust, adultery and lifts up the recognition of the body as the temple of God, biblical marriage and the blessing in children.
A film, Pamela’s Prayer is mentioned. I have not seen it yet, but understand from this episode that it is based on a father’s desire to keep his daughter pure for her wedding day, as scripture says. The idea of waiting until your wedding day to have your first kiss, was laughed at, by the characters, who to my understanding, are Christians. However, their initial focus is more on what today’s culture dictates and what is now deemed as “normal” and how we should make Christian films that relate to the surrounding culture.
Is that really the way to go? Is purity in today’s culture unrealistic? Is it 1700s?
Do we obey man or God? In Acts 5:29, Peter says, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
One Lucky Lady, includes conversations about the high standard of purity, fornication, abortion, the blessing in children, the power of prayer, Jesus’ sacrifice for us - to save us from sin and reunite us with the father, the authority of scripture, wedding day expectations and our commitment to living our lives by the Word of God, through His grace.
One character admitted to being angry after watching the film, Pamela’s Prayer, as she said that the standard of purity was just too high. This made me think that if we could reach those standard by ourselves, we wouldn’t need a Saviour. God’s standards are way too high for us because of sin, but His word contains so many promises about asking for things in Jesus’ name and the power of prayer. We just have to seek him first, as Matthew 6:33 tells us to do: 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
This episode of 7th Street Theater successfully shows that we can get all the help we need, when we make a choice to give our lives to Jesus Christ and rely on God to help us follow His word. So it’s not about culture, the century we live in, what our friends are doing, what our school teaches, what the church fellowship believes in or our upbringing - it’s about what God wants us to do and He guides us to His Will, through His Word - the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God, may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
This episode of 7th Street Theater is less than thirty minutes long, yet it contains powerful material about what God wants for us, what the world has to offer and how we can choose, by God’s grace to live by His word.
A person keeping themselves pure for their future wife or husband is simply beautiful. I wish I had turned to the Lord earlier on in my life and asked for help to keep myself pure until my wedding day. Later on in my life, the Lord blessed me with a series of events, that gave my husband, Kaare, and I a new start for our marriage. I love how our Heavenly Father meets us right where we are in life, and renews us, for His glory. Halleluyah!
Did the film encourage my faith? Anything that encourages me to live by the Word of God, encourages my faith, so yes, this episode encouraged my faith. Modern culture will laugh at those who strive to follow the Word of God. Jesus said there will be mockers and He himself was mocked. 2 Timothy 3:1-7 says,
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
There was a scene where one character witnessed about telling someone from his past about Christ, an event that happened as a result of their play.
Another character speaks about making the commitment to wait for marriage to kiss. They made that commitment through prayer at 14 years old. A time when hormones are raging and secular society is encouraging people to just follow their “heart” - be led by their emotions and physical urges. Lustful thoughts and actions based on those thoughts are all ok. The focus is protected sex, but abstinance until marriage, is a thing of the past, according to modern society.
Would I change anything about the film? The title of the film. It could have been One Blessed Lady, for example.
One Lucky Lady encourages us to follow the word of God, no matter what secular society is doing. If you haven’t noticed society is getting worse by the day. the Word of God is everlasting. It’s our guide and our protection.
Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
I watched One Lucky Lady via www.christiancinema.com
Thank you for reading this review. Until next time, peace be with you.
NB! The links I reference for my films is the source I used, but it is not an endorsement of the entire film streaming company. I am sure this particular film can be found on various digital streaming companies.
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