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Mel King, our women’s ministry leader writes:
On Saturday 4 February Gillian Jackson came to Selsdon Baptist and spoke on ‘Girls on Film’. It was an inspiring morning where Gillian took the concepts from newly released films and linked them with our everyday lives and those of women in scripture.
She looked at how in times where we feel that there are just too many demands we need to ask God to calm the waters and keep us focused on Him.
She looked at coming alongside the oppressed and unnoticed; sometimes people need someone to speak up for them.
She spoke about the midwives in the story of Moses who refused to carry out Pharaoh’s orders and because of that had a huge part to play in the enabling of a great leader.
I always enjoy these mornings, and this time Mike, Simon and Colin very kindly cooked the breakfast and Hilary organised the refreshments.
Thank you to everyone who came along and helped make it possible.
I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I don't think it was to be really challenged by all these characters who had the courage to do something about the injustices of the world.
As usual, Gillian's presentation was interesting and fun, and I left the room thinking that I really need to take more notice, and not be afraid to get involved with the injustice of this world.
We should never think that we can't make a difference, because big things always start small, and after all, we have God on our side when we fight for the oppressed.
I hadn’t realised there were so many films about women. It was amazing how all the women fitted Bible characters.
In Made in Dagenham a woman addressed a union meeting attended mostly by men. She took her courage in both hands to stand up for the rights of women in the car factory.
Gillian reminded us of Esther in the Bible and how, even though she put herself in danger, she stood up against injustice and saved her people, the Jewish nation.
It reminded us that we also must stand up against injustice.
All the films were so relevant to us as Christians. It was an interesting but, more than that, a very challenging morning.
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