Passion, Star Wars, And Passing It On
Posted: Monday, April 24
Verse of the day:
“After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the Lord or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel.” (Judges 2:10 NLT)
Leave it to the Kids Pastor to talk about the importance of teaching kids. But please, for the next few paragraphs, bear with me. I’m a big fan of Star Wars, some even say I’m an uber fan. Two weeks ago there was a big Star Wars convention in Florida called Star Wars Celebration. At this convention, the 40th anniversary of the release of the original movie was celebrated as well as news about upcoming Star Wars media. Because I’m an uber nerd, I live streamed some of the panels and alongside all of the lightsabers and people dressed up in costumes, something incredible stood out to me - all of the kids with their parents.
I love Star Wars because my Dad loves, no, LOVES Star Wars. He saw the original movies in theaters and owns tons of original toys. When I was ready, he passed that passion down to me. Now here’s the point of all of this - those kids at the Star Wars convention and I were introduced and encouraged to engage in our Star Wars fandom because some else passed it down to us.
Anything that lasts the test of time does so because others have kept it going. The Israelites had allowed for an entire generation to grow up without acknowledging the Lord or remembering the mighty things he had done for their grandparents. I will not let that happen on my watch! God has done too many amazing things that the kids of today need to know about! Christians can’t live in a casual way - we don’t live in a casual world. Kids are dealing with bigger and bigger issues at younger and younger ages. How can you encourage the next generation to serve God and experience His power first hand? Volunteer, give, and share your story with the kids in your family, circle of influence, and at church. Let’s keep the Gospel going and not allow it to fade.