A Guardian journalist talks about his experience of auditioning for the new Star Wars film. As he waits his turn he talks to some of the thousands in the audition line and notes:
What’s most prevalent in the queue is a concerted desperation for fame. They clutch expensive head shots they got for Christmas or birthdays, internalising talent show catchphrases about this being a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.
It’s helpful to think about which queue we are in. Are we standing in line desperate for fame, or money or acceptance or power? Jesus says:
Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (ESV)
There is no audition, no test to pass, no one turned away. All who come to him are accepted.
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. John 6:37 (ESV)
We come to Jesus not hoping that we are good enough but trusting that he is.
Which queue are you in?