Wellspring at the Movies – “Lion”

During summer, Wellspring strives to watch films in Jesus’ name, ie. as Christians seeking to be entertained but also educated in what values drive our culture. We believe the complete Christ is at the end of whatever incomplete story our movies tell, and that it is the Christian’s task to take people from what they do know to Someone they don’t (like Paul did in Acts 17:16-34). For 5 Sundays, we focus on a different movie, unpacking its themes and messages in light of Scripture. You’re encouraged to go deeper with this week’s film with the Reflection and Questions below.

The film Lion tells the story of Saroo Brierley’s incredible journey from lost boy, to adopted son, to return home.  It causes us to think deeply about what it means for us to be children of God and find our home with Him.

Have you ever felt glad to be home?

What were some of the main themes you noticed as you watched and reflected on the movie?


Do you live in slavery to sin or fear of death? How does our adoption by God free us from these things?

Finding Home

Read Luke 15:11-32

What does it mean to you to know how much God loves you and searches for you, just like Saroo’s mum did in the film?

The Joy of being Reunited

How did Saroo’s reunion with his family make you feel?  How do you feel when you think about being reunited with God through Jesus?

Coming Home

Where do you think of as home?

How would thinking of home as being with God in eternity change your perspective on how you are living?