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“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so, some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” –Hebrews 13:2
Are there angels among us? In SAVED BY GRACE, two angels are sent down to earth to answer prayers and change lives. The premise of this new series is that there are no chance meetings or coincidences. Angels walk alongside us, and God sends his angels on a mission to intercede on behalf of those in need.
I thought it’s interesting how SAVED BY GRACE portrays the angels as butterflies in the opening animation and ending credits. This series is all about transformative moments, in which individuals make basic decisions that bring major changes – kind of like a metamorphosis. Our actions and reactions can ultimately alter the path we are on and effect the future – this is the essence of the Butterfly Effect.
Incidentally, the ancient Aztecs believed there was a link between the spirits of their departed ancestors and the Monarch butterfly. That being said, there’s nothing New-Age about this series. SAVED BY GRACE is clearly Christian, with a strong Biblical worldview. It’s actually the most true-to-the-Bible angel show I’ve seen, and yet it’s not preachy or heavy-handed – the stories are quite relatable.
According to the Bible, angels are spiritual beings created by God to bring about His divine purposes. In Hebrews 1:14, angels are described as “ministering spirits” sent forth by God to serve Him and His believers. So even though the premise of the show is supernatural, it’s believable. Every encounter, and every epiphany, presents a new opportunity to change one’s approach to life.
“Angels are still relevant today – they walk amongst us and are here to serve us and to bring about God’s intent in our daily lives.” -Cameron Arnett (Jeremiah)
SAVED BY GRACE stars Cameron Arnett as Jeremiah and Jennifer Taylor as Grace. Both actors portray angels in human form. Grace is the main instigator of change in people’s lives, and she’s always at the forefront of action while Jeremiah hangs out in the background, ready to offer support as needed. You may see him posing as a homeless person, or eating ice cream on a park bench, or otherwise blending into the crowd. After all, the Bible says that we are often unaware of the angels in our midst.
I love how there are some recurring characters – for example, a minor character from one episode will be a major character in a later episode, which is a clever way to tie the episodes together. This isn’t out of the realm of possibility, either, since the series takes place in a small town. It was filmed in Bentonville, Arkansas, and you can see downtown Bentonville in a lot of scenes. My favorite episode is the third one, “Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover,” featuring Once Upon a Time Books, which is a real bookstore.
“Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents” -Luke 15:10
SAVED BY GRACE offers heart-touching vignettes of regular people going about their everyday lives. But in the midst of having trouble handling their personal struggles, they may say a prayer or look to heaven for help. The angels will show up at just the right time to support them in a difficult situation and encourage them to “see the light.”
Each episode showcases a particular person in need of intervention, and it’s satisfying to watch the angels succeed at their missions, often in an unexpected way. That’s not to say the angels perform miracles and make every dream come true – sometimes that’s just out of the question for whatever reason – but in a down-to-earth manner they help people cope with the circumstances at hand by aiding, guiding, and comforting them through their challenges.
“All the situations highlight current problems, but at the core, they are heart issues we’ve been dealing with since the fall, and I hope viewers realize they aren’t alone in those struggles.” -Jennifer Taylor (Grace)
Many of the themes in SAVED BY GRACE are ones that most viewers can relate to, which is what makes the series so believable. The realistic stories really hit home. Major themes include:
- loving others
- forgiving others
- forgiving yourself
- overcoming shame and regret
- healing from past mistakes
- hurt people hurt others
- what does it mean to be human
The episodes can be heart-wrenching at times, but the series handles heavy subjects with sensitivity and care. Families can watch this show without worrying about bad language or graphic scenes; however, due to some mature subject matter (alcoholism, divorce, death, abortion, strip club) it’s best for teens and adults.
Behind the Scenes
The title song, “Saved by Grace,” is performed by Lana Chalfoun, a 17-year-old award-winning singer-songwriter from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The ending song, “Not Too Late,” is performed by Son of G.
The SAVED BY GRACE series is written and directed by Johnny Remo, the same guy who co-wrote and produced the 2016 movie titled Saved by Grace, which was based on a similar premise and is also available on Pure Flix.
So far they’ve filmed five episodes of SAVED BY GRACE. The first two episodes were released in the early hours of November 6, 2022. More will follow on every consecutive Sunday.
If you want to watch an uplifting show to start your week, this is it! SAVED BY GRACE is sure to inspire and encourage with its message of hope that we are not alone in our struggles, and everything that happens is part of a larger plan. Each episode ends on a positive note, and even though things don’t always work out perfectly, it shows that there can be joy even in bittersweet moments; and no matter what transpired in the past, it’s still possible to make the best of things and move forward.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done” (Genesis 50:20).
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