Advent Devotion 18

The Force

By John Arnett



John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word:  the Word was with God and the Word was God.

One cosmology theory holds that there have been an endless number of “big bangs” with subsequent expansions and contractions of the various universes formed.

By faith we hold that the “Word” or “Force” (to use the Star Wars imagery) has been present in all of these cycles.  In our particular universe the “Force” encourages “Life” (with all its naturally selected diversity) and “Love” (as the key to our species’ survival).

When Jesus entered the world over 2000 years ago the “Word became Flesh” and the “Force” made itself known and “personalized” in the human image of the “Father-Son” relationship.  Through the mystery of Jesus’ incarnation and death we become children of God and eternal advocates of the “Force.”


May the Force be with you. Amen.