Eleven days in, and the absurdity continues with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. Again, I hope this can be thought-provoking while being fun. Enjoy.

Today we have the P-Tower Laser Cannon.

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You can’t recall the P-Tower Laser Cannon? That’s because it was an amazingly ineffective weapon during the Battle of Hoth for the Rebel Alliance. One of rebel troops fires it, and the At-At Walker just absorbs the blast and keeps going.

The P-Tower was old technology by this point. It’s high point was during the Clone Wars, but the Galactic Empire had moved on to more advanced and reliable technology and weapons by the time of The Empire Strikes Back. The Rebel Alliance might as well have used toothpicks to fight the At-At Walkers in this battle.

Which leads me to this thought. Of all moments in human history, why did God choose the moment he did for Jesus to come into this world? At the height of the Roman Empire, born to a poor, teenage mother in a stable, and the announcement to the world of the birth of their Savior is to…shepherds. And yet, God knows what is best in reaching the world.

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.Galatians 4:4-7 (ESV)

Praise God we are heirs due to Christ Jesus.

It can be easy to think the story and context of the Nativity is ridiculous, and yet makes perfect sense when and why it happened. To many, it would seem such a fail for the King to be born in the circumstances he was in at the Nativity. What a perfect way, though, when sharing with the world that their King loves them. No matter your situation and upbringing, Jesus can identify with it and speak to it.

To read a previous entry, click on the day: December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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