May His Force Be With You
(May the Fourth be with You)
Dreadful pun, this is. (Oh, dear, is she going to be writing in Yoda-speak, too?)
Rest assured, I won’t force you to read comma-laden sentences disjointed by mimicking a long-eared, little green alien oddity. If you haven’t guessed by the images, my family is a fan of Star Wars. It was more than fortuitous when the May 4th blog spot was offered.
I’m a believer. I’m also a speculative fiction writer. I love science fiction and fantasy – movies, books, games, you name it. When I write, I listen to the soundtracks of Star Trek, Armageddon, Fifth Element, or The Lord of the Rings.
I had a conversation with a friend recently. She wanted to know why we – as a home-educating, conservative family – liked all these things. My answer took a while to form. I think she must have expected me to defer, to mumble something and then reciprocate with a question about the weather.
But I believe in a Creator that fashioned the universe, Yahweh that stilled the sun when Joshua asked (Joshua 10:12-14), and moved time backwards for Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:8-11). There are dreams, miracles, and all manner of unexplained things – a wheel in the sky (Ezekiel 1), for instance. There were men that lived almost one thousand years (Genesis 5:27), an old couple that birthed a baby boy after entertaining three visitors (Genesis 18)… all these things work His purposes in the lives of His people and overcome evil with good.
All of these things sound like some of the best science fiction and fantasy to me.
Throughout Scripture, there are amazing things – Jesus performed more miracles than we know and Revelations is filled with wondrous accounts – incredible happenings that would take movie directors millions of dollars to re-produce.
This is the Yahweh that I know.
He sends ten plagues to free His kids, calms seas, and moves mountains. He sent a fish to swallow a man that would later move a bustling metropolis to repentance, and He sent tomatoes to my friend just because she asked in her morning prayer time.
My God fashioned the universe to His pleasing. He moves the pieces to work His will in my life. And, one day, His good will conquer all evil. My family reads and watches things filled to the brim with What-If. We cheer loudly and with an eternal hope when the good guys win.
May He bless you and keep you until the stars burn out. ☺
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Bokerah Brumley is a speculative fiction writer making stuff up on a trampoline in West Texas. When she’s not playing with the quirky characters in her head, she’s addicted to Twitter pitch events, writing contests, and social media, in general. With three urban fantasy novella releases scheduled for 2016, Bokerah has too much planned for this year, but is happily doing it anyway. She lives on ten acres with five home-educated children, four peacocks, three dogs, two cats, and one husband. In her imaginary spare time, she also serves as the blue-haired Publicity Officer for the Cisco Writers Club.