GODS ENCOURAGEMENT THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT
Maggie Morgan, a creative film director who partners with SAT-7, has produced a culturally pioneering project to help Arab viewers feel seen, connected, and understood when dealing with difficult emotions.
“This piece was an attempt at expressing painful realities while at the same time pointing eyes, my own eyes first, towards all the subtle ways God reaches out to communicate with us and enable us to move on in the midst of hard situations,” Maggie said about her Metaphors short film.
Metaphors, a documentary-style video, presents a vast array of emotions that people experience and express through visual representations to share with others for common understanding.
Maggie explained that the aim of the film is to encourage people who are going through challenging life situations to see the subtle ways God encourages them through the Holy Spirit.
“It was a self-driven project that I filmed when I was going through some personal difficulties while the world was going through the COVID pandemic. For personal and collective reasons, we all experience suffering but are limited for words to express it,” she says.
The film shows metaphors for pain in the beginning and then transforms to metaphors of joy and help from above.
Maggie says there is another layer within the name of her project Metaphors. The very concept of metaphors is that they are representative or symbolic, not literal examples in front of our eyes. Maggie explains “the idea is that we should not just focus on things that are seen, but also things that are unseen. Things that are unseen are eternal.”
Poignantly, the film ends with a hopeful biblical reflection from Job’s life:
“You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favour.” Job 11:16–19
Watch Metaphors by Maggie Morgan: