by Stephen Whitney

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Living The Dream (5 of 21)
Series: Jesus Our Savior - Gospel of Luke
Stephen Whitney
Luke 2:25-32

Not so long ago - in 1977 - in a galaxy not so far away, George Lucas released a little science fiction movie called Star Wars
which became one of the best loved films of all time. It has made more money than any other film, stirred millions to space fantasies and launched the movie careers of Harrison Ford and others.

What makes Star Wars experience unique is that it happens on such an innocent and often funny level. The movie is a narrative of a journey with the heroes setting out to travel down roads filled with danger and hoping to find treasure or heroism at the end of their journey.

What makes this movie special to us is that it all takes place in outer space which is so foreign to us that we are captivated by it.
The characters Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, R2-D2 and C-3PO the golden robot are people we can identify with because they have the same hopes and fears which we experience.

These heroes travel across the universe to fight the forces of Darth Vader, the Evil Empire and the Death Star. It is a fairy tale, a fantasy, a legend, filled with special effects. But the magic of
Star Wars is only brought to life by the special effects; the heart
of the movie is its endearing people both human and fictional.

Twenty years after its release, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum had a full-blown exhibit of the characters in the movie. The curator said, "Lucas translated the ancient forms of
mythology into a story that has meaning for the late 20th century."

She then went on to say, "You have to have the dream in order to have the aspiration (ambition)." Throughout the ages there have been those who looked beyond the obvious to see the significant.
They has vision to see what the ordinary person did not see.

By faith they could see and understand what God was doing when other people could only see the current ...

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