May the 4th is the day of every year where Star Wars fanatics indulge in cheesy puns, quotes, and gifs to celebrate one of the greatest movie series of all time! I grew up loving Star Wars, and the miniature millennium falcon is still alive at my parents’ house!
One of the reasons Star Wars was successful and the reason it resonates with so many is the idea of hope evident throughout each movie. Hope for things to change. Hope for a better life. Hope for good to prevail and evil to be demolished. Hope is what makes Star Wars!
We as Christians have a hope too, and it’s not based on sci-fi, but a Savior. Jesus brings the actual hope into our lives that we all need and long for. It’s a hope that doesn’t fade or fail! It’s an eternal hope that because Jesus conquered sin and death, the world will be better! My life will be better!
It’s this hope that we hold on to. It’s this hope that gets us through seasons like we’re in right now. It’s this hope that carries us from this life to the next. I like the song that says, “my hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness”.
Princess Leia’s famous R2-D2 video says, “help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re our only hope”. Well, Leia was right about the hope, but wrong about the person. Our only true hope is found in no one else but our Lord Jesus Christ.
May the 4th be with you! May May the hope of Jesus Christ bring you peace and joy today!
Hebrews 6:19...This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.