A new documentary film titled “We Hear You” shows how God is using Christians to bring hope and healing to the nation in the midst of chaos following the police-involved death of George Floyd.
While many Americans took to the streets to protest racial injustice, Andrew Chalmers, director of “We Hear You,” said he decided to pray for direction about what his role could be in it all. His prayer led him to Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the scene where Floyd died.
“’We Hear You’ is a short documentary film that captures the story of how God is moving in the wake of the unjust death of George Floyd. In the midst of all the pain, confusion, and unrest, there is an incredible glimmer of hope that is being sparked as the body of Christ is responding with compassion and love. This is a film that aims to answer, in part, what the church can do to respond to the cries of our nation for justice and racial equality,” the film’s synopsis reads.
Chalmers, who’s also the founder and director of Take the City, first set off by visiting his friend JT Thomas in Ferguson, Missouri. While there, the two men filmed conversations with faith leaders who took to the streets in the midst of unrest to preach the Gospel.
“When I started seeing, not only with George Floyd but all the injustices and painful things happening in our nation — my heart was grieved,” Chalmers told CBN News in a recent interview. “I didn’t really know how to respond or what to do, but I wanted to respond in a biblical way that honored the Lord.”
Their next stop was Minneapolis and while there, Chalmers and Thomas listened and learned from other believers who were in the area serving and supporting the community by showing each other love.
“So many people are coming together in this place. People of different faiths, backgrounds — people that look different are flooding the corners and just loving on each other,” Chalmers said. “In this city, there were a lot of riots … a lot of bad was going on, but churches have landed here in the heart of this and are really demonstrating the love of Christ.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law