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I don't know about you, but I am a big fan of the Star Wars franchise! Dating all the way back to 1977, Star Wars has drawn and held the attention of literally hundreds of millions of fans worldwide. Camping out overnight for tickets, fan blogs, and so much more are just a part of the entire experience and culture.
The "force", as Obi-Wan Kenobi so well explained, is: "Well, the Force is what gives a Jedi his power It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together." For Luke, Leia, and the other heroes of the universe, this was a reassuring idea. But what about us? What is your force?
You see, the reason Lawndale Baptist Church hosts and underwrites May the Course Be With You Race, and why we care so deeply about others, is because of the greater Force who is a Person and not an "it". Our Force is found in our trust in, our belief in, our faith in God, the One who created the universe and all that is in it. (Genesis 1; Hebrews 11:13; Colossians 1:16; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Isaiah 40)
We are grateful that we have the opportunity to share with others that the true Force, found through faith in Jesus Christ, is available to everyone - not just the characters of the Star Wars franchise. If you've found yourself wondering about life and its true meaning, please contact us. We'd be honored to hear from you - to answer questions you may have or to simply listen. We are excited about your participation in the 5th Annual May the Course Be With You, and we appreciate that through this race, you will be supporting one of our ministry partners, Restoration Place Counseling, a local nonprofit ministry that offers the hope of Christ through affordable, professional mental health services in Greensboro. Click here to learn more about our race beneficiary.
May the true Force be with you always,
Rev. Jimmy Jackson
Administrative & Outreach Pastor
Lawndale Baptist Church