I’ve had a rough couple of days. Editing the film is taking a bit of a toll on me, I’m not an editor by trade but in order to blend the vision of the interviews with the direction of the narrative, I’ve been called into action. I started a few months ago going through the mountain of footage we have compiled and made a very long A-roll edit that’s just all the good parts strung together. As it probably goes without saying the entire road to this film has not been an easy one overall and it’s taking it’s toll.
As I said I’ve been having a rough go lately, in addition to the editing I’ve been sick since Friday and to top things off today I had to have one of our animals put to sleep and it was rough. My wife and I told my daughters after they got home from school and it was understandably bad. Although with all that said I’m thankful for such problems, they could be much, much worse.
After it all let out a big sigh and sat down to start editing Bleed Into One, and went to the beginning of the one of the hard disks. At the beginning was a an interview from Bill Walden from Undercover, and Bill had wanted to start his interview with a prayer. For some reason when I was doing the first edit, I left it in. I’m assuming because I thought it was nice. Today it was more than nice, it was exactly what I needed to hear, when I needed to hear it. Bill was praying for guidance not only for himself during the interview but for us and our project, and for friends both present and absent. He also talked about the bigger picture and our desire to serve Him.
I just sat there and listened and joined in, it was a beautiful moment of assuredness. It was such an answer to a prayer that I never prayed, but that I needed and it was right there for me.
After I prayed I messaged Bill and told him what had happened.
This is what he said:
“Great news. God cares about every thing in our lives. I am amazed at the way he ministers to us in unexpected ways, even thru careless little accidents, or via fb messages from a friend.
Thanks Tim….you encouraged my day.”
Wow talk about encouragement. I’m going to go listen to “God Rules.”