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When it doesn't feel like the light reaches you... — Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Updated: Jun 1, 2020

Life is hard right now. It always is, for different people in different ways, but sometimes things happen in life and you feel like a wall appears that you can’t jump over, climb, or tear down. 

That I can't jump over, climb, or tear down.

I reached an emotional breaking point last night. There’s a lot going on with my parents (with my dad being older and having some medical issues, among other things), and being an only child going through all of it is hard. I have a counselor, and my friends and church community group are so supportive and speak amazing truth into my life...but it can still feel hopeless. Some days, I still feel very very alone.

But I also believe in Jesus. And hope, and His resurrection. I believe that no matter how hard and fast the darkness comes, the light will always prevail. One of my favorite quotes about this is actually from Star Wars: The Last Jedi,

“Darkness rises, and light to meet it.” - Snoke

I’m going to unpack this more in another post, but the fundamental struggle between light and dark, good and evil, heavenly and demonic, is acknowledged internationally in different ways. Because of what Jesus has done  for us—namely, his birth, death, and resurrection—we as believers in Christ can feel confident in knowing that death has been overcome, and that the war between good and evil has been won.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still battles. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t still hardship and bad things happening in the world. 

But I would urge you, in the same way I have to remind myself, that Jesus has won the war. The light will always outshine the darkness. And to put it in Cory Asbury’s words...

There's no shadow You won't light up

Mountain You won't climb up

Coming after me

There's no wall You won't kick down

Lie You won't tear down

Coming after me

—Reckless Love

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