My wife Kimberly had a momâ€™s night out last night so I rented Star Wars IV, and V â€“ for the kids. Someone had rented episode VI (curse you aqua scum). Star Wars IV was the first movie I ever went to, and I was about the same age as my twin boys. This was a special moment that my father and I shared that I wanted to duplicate with my children.
Once Kimberly left, we popped popcorn and we all (four of us) settled into my recliner. We cranked up the surround sound and I was ready for a great night of watching movies together (quietly).
It wasnâ€™t too long before the questions started popping like the half eaten popcorn in our bucket â€“
â€œDad, are they good guys or bad guysâ€
â€œIs this a good guy planet or a bad guy planet?â€
â€œI thought Luke Skywalkerâ€™s dad died in the lava pit . . .â€
â€œWhat is the force?â€
â€œCan I have the rest of your popcorn?â€
After about 20 questions and realizing how rusty my Star Wars trivia was, I just started saying â€“ letâ€™s just watch the movie. Just watch the movie! Shhhhhhhh.
I realize that in my Christian journey, and even as a leader, I constantly ask questions through the movie. Why is this person or family here? Should we start a new ministry? Why are they doing that? On and on and on. What I learned last night, there in the recliner, was that I was missing Godâ€™s answers to my questions because I wouldnâ€™t be still and quiet long enough to just watch and see what God is doing. It will all make sense if I just keep watching. Shhhhh.
â€œBe still and know that I am God.â€