WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
.......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/tabco_main
Getting to know God together.
Star War films are all about the New Age “Force.”
This is supposed to be an “energy field”.
A sort of natural and spiritual Force.
The Force is supposed to bind and keep the whole “galaxy”
and all living things together.
BUT the Bible shows us that GOD our Heavenly Father
is the real One Who does all that!
He is not some kind of force,
He is a PERSON who loves, and cares and knows us.
And we can know Him as a Divine Person.
He is not a human person,
He is God the Person.
We can talk to God in prayer, and He answers us.
He speaks to us in the Bible.
THE JEDI KNIGHTS
The Star War films have Jedi Knights
who are supposed to draw their strength from “tapping into” the Force.
They are supposed to be able to make the Force do what they want.
BUT the Bible shows us that God the Person is in control,
no one can muddle around with Him,
or make Him do their bidding.
No one can use God as a sort of power that you use like electricity.
THE DARK SIDE AND THE LIGHT SIDE.
The Force is supposed to have two sides.
One is “the dark side” and the other is the “light side.”
Good and bad are in the Force.
BUT, the True God Who controls the universe and our world is not like that.
He is ALL Light, ALL good.
There is no darkness or evil in Him at all.
Not one bit!
THE PEACE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE
The Star Wars tell us that if we “tap” the light side of the Force
we can have great peace and knowledge.
The dark side bring anger and fear.
BUT, the Bible shows us that no person can find peace
without first taking Jesus Christ as their Saviour,
and being born-again through trust in His Cross.
All people are in the “dark side” until they do that.
EXTRAS FOR TEENS AND BETWEENS
READ I JOHN 1:5-10
BIG THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.
Get your thinking caps on, more tomorrow about the Star War Sagas.