Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

“One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.” Psalm of David

Tonight many of us will go to services to worship and hear about the saving message of the cross: that God incarnated, walked among us, taught us, loved us, and died a horrible death to purchase for us a way to God, a relationship with God. I wanted to share today about another thing I have contemplated on the cross, specifically its messages of inclusion, freedom and otherworldliness.

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Remember that scene in Star Wars where the Empire’s generals are discussing how to best use their new Death Star against the Alliance? A certain general gets very cheeky with Vader, calling his allegiance to the ‘religion’ of the Force as rubbish when compared to the power of the Death Star. I love the follow up – Vader performs a Force-grip on his throat, and says one of the best lines of the film – ” I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

What could this possibly have to do with Jesus, you ask? Though he would no doubt disagree with how Vader’s methods, Jesus, I believe, would surely have agreed with the sentiment. Jesus too finds your lack of faith disturbing.

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