This is my grandson, Max, at his Daddy’s birthday party over Labor Day weekend. They have a big outside patio with a big screen tv installed under the deck. (Daddy is an audio designer and installer.) Max was watching a portion of Star Wars Episode V when I happened upon him. The Empire Strikes Back was made in 1980. His Daddy was 8 years old and just barely remembers it himself. Here now is a whole new generation to see Star Wars and who better to tell him about it than his Mamie. This was such an excellent scene, too. Yoda is teaching Luke Skywalker about the Force. Luke has seen Yoda move rocks with the Force, but when Yoda tells Luke to use the Force to raise his battleship from the swamp, Luke says it can’t be done.
Max asked me who Yoda was. I said, “Yoda is the preacher, Max.” Then he asked me what he was doing when he held his hand out and grabbed the air. I told Max that Yoda was praying and to watch what would happen. Let’s all watch what happened. Simply click on the link below.
This scene reminds me of an incident I had with a pastor friend I knew when I lived in Harrisburg. He discovered he had leukemia and asked the congregation to pray for him. His 13-year-old daughter, Bethany, asked her Daddy if he thought Jesus could heal leukemia. Pastor David Hess told her, “Yes, leukemia is no harder for God than the common cold. They are the same to Him. Nothing is too big or too hard for God.” It’s been almost 2 decades and Pastor Dave is still alive today. To read about Pastor Dave’s miraculous life you can buy the book here.
God will do what God will do. He is the potter. No situation is beyond Him. We can be assured of that. We must believe that He is with us whatever happens and in an instant He can change things. We must not despair, but always give thanks.
Walking with Him today and every day,