Divine Visitation - The Pitch Archive

Created by Gela Jenssen, The Pitch 2012

Description

"Sure there is an end, and your expectation shall not be cut off" (Prov 23:18) 'Divine Visitation' is an inspirational drama about a young woman addicted to drugs and alcohol who meets a man that refuses to walk away from her, provoking divine visitation in her life. Tia's longstanding drug and alcohol addiction appears to defy all human effort yet Sam refuses to walk away. Instead, he makes the promise of marriage, the first covenant established between God and man. Like the Israelites in Exodus, Tia does not fully comprehend the nature of the divine visitation Sam has provoked in her life through his declaration. She stumbles and falls. But with God's grace Sam remains firmly by her side, like Moses with the Israelites, ready to step forward to pick her up again and again, changing her life, as God has promised those who call upon Him.

Biblical Connection

"For how shall it be known that I have found favour in your sight, I and thy people? Is it not in thy going with us, so that we are distinct, I and thy people, from all other people that are upon the face of the earth?" (RSV Exodus 33 : 16) After Moses receives the ten commands from the Lord and returns to the Israelites, he finds that they have built the Golden Calf. God is angry, Exodus 33 : 4 "You are a stiff-necked people; if for a single moment I should go up among you, I would consume you. So now put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what to do with you." In our own lives, we get moments where we lose patience and are overcome with the desire to walk away. Moses urges God not to give up on the Israelites, arguing, isn't it 'you walking with us' what distinguishes us as children of God? 'Divine Visitation' explores this extraordinary message within the contemporary context of two ordinary people trapped in a life-threatening struggle.