1 Corinthians 13:6
It (love) does not rejoice about injustice, but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
I was thinking about this tonight, and apparently I have more to say about it. See, if you have ever watched any of the Star Wars movies (totally showing my geekness right now), you know that Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) was probably one of the most evil movie villians of all time. Really... ok, sure he had a 'heart' and in the third movie he "only" killed those people and all of those little kids to avenge his mother and save the woman he loved.
Anakin was pretty evil.
He was so consumed with hate that the fire literally (and figuratively) overtook him.
Before he totally he had gone totally to the 'Dark Side', he had a wife and she had gotten pregnant with twins-- who would become the future Luke Skywalker and Leia.
Now, we, the audience, knew that Darth/Anakin was a pretty bad dude.
And Luke knew it too, I mean, he cut off his hand for goodness sake. BUT, Luke still had a soft spot for him. He still had the need, the want to save him.
He never gave up on him, even though Darth was his biggest enemy. And in the end, because he didn't give up, Darth was saved.
NOW, yes, I realized that I've rambled on about Star Wars on a Devotional Blog. Hear me out. My intention is not to compare Luke to Jesus. My point is to compare Luke to us... average, every day Joes just minding our own business until one day something extraordinary happens.
Luke could have given up on the person he hated the most.
It would have been so easy and no one would have been upset.
If we were more like Luke, if we treated our enemies like that, the world would be a better place.
Jesus had every right to give up on us. Think he doesn't know your sin? He does. He felt every one of them on the cross. Every. Last. One. From everyone in the entire world. He knows. We, our sins, hurt him. People hurt us. But we are supposed to strive to be more like Jesus... no, we will NEVER reach his perfection. But we should try.
God Bless You :)
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