Star Wars Episode XI: The Rise of Skywalker

#spoileralert for anyone who hasn’t seen the latest Star Wars movie! This movie is jam packed with themes of redemption and forgiveness and it’s hard not to draw similarities to the gospel. In particular, we see Kylo Ren wresting with his past decisions and being given the chance to redeem himself. The theme of turning from darkness to the light is strong, and so relevant for us as Christians.

It doesn’t matter how far you’ve strayed; God will be there to welcome you home. No sin is too great for God to forgive. Just ask Him.


It’s Time.

I really love collaborations and this song sung by Heinz Winkler, Loyiso, and Neville D is gold. “It’s time” could not have come at a better time when facing all we face as a nation.

It’s a song highlighting the cries of many hearts; it’s a declaration of what we hope for and what our country could be; and it’s a call to action.

It reminded me of what it says in Isaiah 60:1 (
We need to let His light shine through us to all those around us.
How can you be the light of Jesus where you are?



I remember being the lone voice in high school to stand and say “No! We will not do this.” I remember seeing unethical practices at my first job and telling the boss “This is wrong”. It felt like standing on a cliff-edge of doom but hearing Jesus saying “Jump! I’ve got you.”

Check out Psalm 46 (

Following Jesus may take you to places that are dark and scary. So shine – after all, light belongs in dark places. Where He leads, He enables. That may mean some recharging time in the strong tower of his Word.

Hebrews 10:35 (




‘As for me, I look to the LORD for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.’ (Micah 7:7-8

Would you let Micah’s words just light up your darkness a little today? I don’t know the kind of darkness you might be sitting in – but God does, and He won’t leave you in it. As clearly as you see these words on your screen, your great Rescuer sees right through your darkness, right through you, and right into the future He has planned for you.