Today is the release date for Wildflower, and if you’ve ever thought of yourself as a wild flower—or if you’ve ever suffered trauma in your childhood—I think you’d be encouraged by this film. Wildflower was produced by the same team who created King’s Faith, and I was contacted by Icon Media with an offer to preview and review it on Summer Setting in exchange for two free copies, one to keep and one to give away. I accepted most gladly!
If you think you might be interested in winning your own free copy, read on! The story is about a young woman named Chloe,
who’s a very gifted but socially withdrawn college student. Although she’s doing well in her art studies, she becomes obsessed with dreams that interrupt her work and eventually threaten to land her
in a psychiatric hospital. Through a series of fortunate and unfortunate circumstances,
Chloe meets Josh, a young man who’s in deep pain over his own losses but still intact enough to have compassion
and take an interest in trying to help Chloe. Eventually the two of them solve not only the mystery
of Chloe’s nightmares and mental confusion but also the haunting puzzle enshrouding a local girl
who’d disappeared a decade earlier.
Although the movie seemed somewhat slow-paced and the acting a bit wooden, I definitely appreciated the message of hope and healing and can recommend it without reservation, because—despite tragic circumstances—no one has to be controlled or defined by their past. We can find release and freedom.“He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:1-3).
“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36, ESV).
So, would you like a free copy?
Be the first to ask, but please share a bit about your own story if you can, or if you want it to help a friend, perhaps mention a bit about their circumstances.
You don’t have to be specific, and it doesn’t have to be about childhood. For instance, I remember as an adult having the distinct feeling that I was a wild flower that had been run over by a big truck and was stuck in the muddy tire tread, going round and round while the driver was mindlessly driving away. Ever had a feeling like that? I can attest to God’s mercy and grace in my life. He eventually healed me, and I now feel whole, loved, and very much free. He is able to deliver us!