Rogue One, the new Star Wars movie, is coming out in just a few weeks and it is going to be awesome! How do I know this? Because it’s a Star Wars movie. It’s that simple. When Episode 7 came out, there was much anticipation also. It didn’t disappoint. It was full of great storytelling, awesome characters, amazing CGI, wonderful special effects… and no Jar-Jar. What more could you ask for? Rogue One is going to be awesome, too. You just wait; you will see how awesome it is.
I’m not the first person to utter that sentiment, “you will see how awesome it is.” Many a people have said it before me. People who had eager expectation. People who were waiting with anticipation. But before all of us said it, God said it.
Exodus 34:10 Then the Lord said: “I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the Lord, will do for you.
On December 16th, people all over the country are going to be sitting in movie theaters waiting for the wonder to begin. Their eyes will be wide open and smiles will be on their faces. Children will have fist fulls of popcorn going into their gaping mouths, ready to be awed. The genius of Lucasfilm won’t let us down.
I think about the people of God and wonder if they had that same sense of awe and anticipation that Star Wars fans have. I hope that their sense of wonder was even greater. In Exodus 34:10 God makes a bold promise. He says that he will do wonders never before done. His wonders were better than any CGI and any special effects. These wonders would be so wonderful that anyone within range would see how awesome the work of the Lord was.
God has made a covenant with me, too. He sent Jesus to die for my sins and to purchase my freedom. He promised wonderful wonders for me. My inheritance is that same work of awesomeness. The question is, am I living in the wonder of my God? When I think about how amazing he is, does my heart leap like a new Star Wars movie is about to come out? Or does it flip through the channels of life looking for old reruns of Gilligan’s Island?
I want to truly experience the awesome work of the Lord in my life. I want to live a life of wonder before Him. So I invite him to do wonders in my life. And hopefully I live my life in such a way, that the people I live among will see that awesomeness. Yes, I hope that my life will be a display of how awesome he is. And I hope yours will be, too. Break out the popcorn, people. This is going to be good!