The other night I had some time to kill, so I opened my Netflix queue to see if there were any “instant” movies I could watch online. I discovered “Midnight Clear,” and I knew it was based on a book by my pal Jerry Jenkins, so I settled back to watch it.
An hour and forty minutes later, I was bawling like a baby. The story concerns at least five characters whose lives intertwine, even momentarily, on Christmas Eve. To its credit, there are no miraculous conversions, angelic visitations, or heavy sermons . . . instead we see one Christian man doing what’s right because it’s right, and then we see how his actions multiply and bless the lives of other people in need of a loving touch.
This is a lovely film, produced and directed by Dallas Jenkins, Jerry’s son. Stephen Baldwin stars, and does an excellent job. Excellent production values, too.
So look for this movie wherever you buy or rent DVDs. It’s available at Amazon.com, too. I think you’ll like it a lot. Uplifting . . . and you don’t have to wait until the Christmas season to enjoy it.