Star Wars fans of all ages are celebrating today just because of the above phrase. Do you get it? “May the force be with you.” If you’ve seen any of the “Star Wars” movies, you know this line. Springfield fans gathered to celebrate, not just the day, but the entire “Star Wars experience”. Christians may believe that the two sides of the movies are easy to relate to as followers of Christ, but they are not.
Most believe that Christianity equates to the light side or the good guys. If that is true, then the bad guys on the dark side are the non-Christians. The original movie “Star Wars” or what is now known as episode four did not reveal a lot of George Lucas’ religious views. In the second film Yoda tells Luke about the dark side. It is easy. There is no hard work like that which the Jedi knights must undertake.
Christianity is easy. The hard work comes after your commitment to Christ. He leads you to make changes in your life that are never easy. Often it takes years to alter the most minor habitual sin. As believers it is often hard to accept that in spite of these difficulties God still forgives.
This is too easy for those who share the spiritual views that George Lucas expounds in the movies. The correct path is hard work and striving to become more adept at the skills that are needed in life that Yoda teaches to Luke Skywalker. “There is no try. There is only do or not.” The attitude of self reliance is the one that is expounded throughout.
Christianity is about reliance upon God. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Not, you can do all things on your own. Salvation was bought by Jesus when He died on the cross and rose from the dead. Yoda is correct. There is no try. You do not try to accept God’s salvation, you either do or not.
Today on the forth of May, may God be with you as you follow God.