Deep into A New Hope, Darth Vader and the head Empire military leader, Grand Moff Tarkin, have destroyed Alderaan. Tarkin is confident with things going their way but Darth Vader has sensed trouble.
“He is here.” Darth Vader announces with a specific emphasis on “he.”
“Obi-Wan Kenobi?” Grand Moff Tarkin clearly disbelieves. “What makes you think so?”
“A tremor in The Force.” Darth Vader pauses to make his point. “The last time I felt in I was in the presence of my master.”
“Surely he is dead by now.” Grand Moff Tarkin rises from his position at the head of the table to circle over to Darth Vader.
“Don’t underestimate the Force.” Darth Vader asserts.
“The Jedi are extinct. Their fire has gone out of the universe.” Tarkin quickly dismisses the possibility as an alert sounds from a panel that he immediately attends. “You my friend are all that is left of their religion.” He adds to close the subject.
That alert though is notifying them that Princess Leia has escaped. Vader has correctly assumed Obi-Wan has something to do with it, although that confirmation will come later.
Grand Moff Tarkin has indeed underestimated The Force. He has assumed Darth Vader is the Last Jedi and that their efforts are non-existent.
Who assumes you are down for the count? Who thinks your power no longer exists? They are wrong and perhaps the only who know your strengths is working against you. Keep the fire inside going. Work the problem. Perhaps it’s not glamorous and perhaps it take all you’ve got. But it’s up to you to keep The Light going. Keep saving the universe.