Running with Obi Wan

I read an interesting story this morning about Alec Guinness, the original Obi Wan Kenobi…

In his autobiography, Guinness described an odd event that occurred while he was walking through London. He wrote:

“I was walking up Kingsway in the middle of an afternoon when an impulse compelled me to start running. With joy in my heart, and in a state of excitement, I ran until I reached the little church there which I had never entered before; I knelt; caught my breath, and for 10 minutes was lost to the world.”

This spontaneous sprint into a church happened not long after Guinness completed his journey from atheism to faith in Christ. He was at a loss to explain exactly what compelled him to kneel in the church and present himself before God. Guinness finally concluded that it was a “rather nonsensical gesture of love.” That may be the best definition of worship I have ever found.

Skye Jethani from his October 16, 2020 With God Daily Devotional,

What a wonderful world it would be if we more often gave in to the impulse to express our own rather nonsensical gestures of love for God and for the people around us!