'The Bible' producer Roma Downey launches faith-based YouTube channel

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Christian producer and actress Roma Downey has launched a new faith-based YouTube channel. 

Downey, who co-produced "The Bible" TV series and "Son of God" movie with husband Mark Burnett, said the new channel was inspired by the connection she feels to God through nature. 

"A Moment of Light with Roma Downey" features devotional videos that combine scripture with shots of nature.

She said she wanted viewers of her YouTube channel to "take a moment to breathe into nature, and to give thanks, making us aware of God's presence."

"Really, it came about as an extension of my personal Instagram. I am so fortunate to live near the ocean, and I have always felt so connected to God in nature. As I was posting sunrises and sunsets with daily reflections and scripture, I quickly saw that people responded well to these posts," Downey told LightWorkers, who are co-creators of the videos.

Downey starred in the TV series "Touched by an Angel", which ran on CBS from 1994 to 2003.  

Reflecting on her time on the hit show, she spoke of how she used to pray on set with her co-star Della Reese.

"On 'Touched By An Angel' Della Reese and I always prayed before the angel revelation scene, we prayed that God would use us to touch people's hearts and remind them that God loves them," she said.

"I do the same here before writing these devotionals. I pray that His spirit will use them to touch hearts and bring comfort and encouragement to those who may need it." 

She continued: "I pray, and then a theme arises that I want to expand upon; whether it's speaking to loneliness or feelings of worthlessness, I imagine one person who is feeling these emotions and I write for them.

"Other times I am inspired by my team. Sometimes they share with me the beautiful nature footage they filmed, and the visual imagery inspires the theme!"