After the initial chase scene in A New Hope, we meet Luke in his humble beginnings. Luke and his aunt and uncle have had an typical teenager dinner argument over Luke’s future. “All the other kids” are leaving home to start their lives, but Luke is needed at home for the harvest. Luke storms off after Uncle Owen declares Luke cannot go for another year.
“I’ll make it up to him next year.” Luke’s uncle adds to assuage the disappointment. “I promise.”
“Luke’s not much of a farmer. He has too much of his father in him.” Aunt Beru observes and advises.
“That’s what I’m afraid of.” Uncle Owen retorts.
This is the first of several foreshadowing about Luke’s lineage. He’s been raised on a farm but he is all too ready to break free, which probably isn’t too unusual for any young man. Luke’s father, though, has a hugely significant backstory. Luke has been sequestered here to insulate him from further damage.
All our parents have a significant backstory. There’s relationships and relatives, events and actions that have gotten our parents to create us – willingly or not. Is it high drama or an enduring love story?
Luke does what he is told though. He respects his uncle’s wishes; eventhough, he doesn’t agree. When given the opportunity to escape on adventure with Obi-Wan, Luke still picks loyalty to his family. Luke may not be much of a farmer, but he is a good “son” to his adopted parents. His destiny awaits, and it is much closer than he realizes. Soon it will overtake him. Making the right choices even when they hurt is The Light.
What choices are you making today? Are they serving others or serving yourself? Make sure you keep to the former. Destiny is watching so it’s important to make the right decision every day, every time. Your turn is coming soon.