60% of the way through the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar now, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the feedback. Thanks for reading.
Another reference to The Empire Strikes Back with today’s minifigure, the Snowtrooper. Of course, I much prefer The Empire Strikes Back to The Phantom Menace.
The Snowtrooper is the winterized version of the Stormtrooper. More than that, they were trained to operate in the climates seen on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
For the Galactic Empire to rule by fear, intimidation and power, they needed to be able to go into any environment and assert themselves. The Rebel Alliance probably thought Hoth would be a safe haven for them, but they were overrun by the Galactic Empire’s Snowtroopers.
Evil is always trying to find a way to infiltrate any good situation and ruin it.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. —John 10:10 (ESV)
Why did Jesus come into this world? Why did he endure hardships, and ultimately the cross? He came into this world for us. That we may have life, and have it abundantly. No matter what evil may have happened to us, or what sin we may have committed, Jesus can redeem it.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. —Romans 8:28 (ESV)
At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Let us not forget why Jesus came.