The Mandalorian

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There is a new generation of Star Wars fans. This fan base comes from a Disney TV series that I’d call a space western. It’s titled The Mandalorian and for you “older” fans, it takes place 25 years before the events of The Force Awakens. The story line follows a bounty hunter named Din Djarin. He’s the good guy. He’s the one called “The Mandalorian.” But one thing that my grandson pointed out to me was that nobody has seen his face. He always has his helmet on.

I can’t imagine being around someone and never seeing their face. It would be hard to understand them. Do you think it’s actually possible “know” someone without seeing their face? I would tend to say “no.”  Our face expresses so much about us…joy, fear, and anticipation. If your face is hidden, it’s really hard to get to know you.  Now if that’s true of us, just think about God. He’s not hiding from you and me. Just the opposite. He’s described practically on every page of the Bible. His workmanship is seen in every aspect of creation. There is a longing inside of all of us, to know God. I’m thankful that our God is not hidden. In fact,  He delights in revealing Himself to us.

Inside of every one of us there is a hunger to know God. That hunger can only be satisfied by God Himself. The Bible is full of men and women yearning for relationship with their Creator. Psalm 27:8describes this in the language of human relationships – “My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.” You may never see the Mandalorian’s face, but open your eyes and open the Bible and you’ll see God’s.

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