Elihu's Corner

There are no spoilers in the post—I promise!

image Image from Starwars.com.

Yesterday afternoon, I waited with a hundred or so other people and a small group of friends to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX 3D. It was a fun experience and, though my expectations for this movie were low (see episodes 1, 2 and 3 to understand why) I was pleasantly surprised. It captured the essence of the original Star Wars trilogy balancing good humor and the fierce battle between good and evil.

The parallels between Star Wars and the Bible are many, but I’m going to focus on three in order to avoid spoilers.

Great people are forged in the wilderness of suffering.

Yes, I’m talking about the desert again.

The main character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been caring for herself in a harsh desert climate since her youth. She scavenges for things…

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