May the fourth be with you. Yes, it’s a Star Wars day and you will see that greeting all over the Internet today. Your geek friends will greet you that way too as they celebrate the power that makes the power of even a death star seem insignificant.
Ok, Star Wars is a fictional world, we all know that. There is no “force” that holds the world together and controls people, is there? Or is there. Simeon, a prophet, may have understood the answer to that question. “For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”
Simeon understood the power of God. When he saw Jesus, he realized that power had been made complete: Jesus would not only save Israel, He would extend the love and grace of God to Gentiles…or, in other words, everyone else. The ultimate power in the universe is not some manipulating, controlling force, it is the grace of God. God’s grace gives us the freedom and the choice to enter into a relationship with Him.
The power of God doesn’t come us for our lack of faith, disturbing as it may be to Him. The power of God loves, woos and persuades people to be like Him. Each day we choose to walk with God or away from Him. If you want to connect with the ultimate power in the universe, make today the day you do that if you never have before. If you are already a follow of Jesus, let His love and grace flow through you so others can see and experience it. May the fourth of God truly be with you today.
Lord, You are the ultimate power in this universe. Help me to walk with You today and show Your love and grace to others.