Make It So

My word shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose. ~ Isaiah 55:11

I have a pamphlet I picked up at church on Ash Wednesday with scriptures and reflections for every day of Lent.  Honestly, I was a bit disappointed with it at first.  The pamphlet I’d picked up for Advent was wonderful, with morning and evening reflections and inspiring scriptures.  This one has been kind of “meh”.  Of course, that might just be me.  This week, though, Tuesday’s scripture was the one above, and the reflection was about Jean Luc Picard and his oft-heard command to “Make it so.”  The author talked about how that takes trust in one’s crew, and that’s the faith that God has in us, and the faith we have in Him: “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.” (Yeah, I know that’s not the latest version at Mass, but I don’t have the new one memorized yet.)  We’re a Star Trek household, and when the inevitable Kirk vs. Picard debate arises I always choose Picard.  Now on difficult days it will make me smile to envision God listening carefully to our prayers and then saying, “Make it so.”

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10 thoughts on “Make It So”

  1. When I consider that the word is Christ and that He will accomplish the Father’s will (and has on Calvary), this quote really comes alive. The Church, too, as the Mystical Body of Christ will also accomplish the Father’s will through the power of the Holy Spirit encountering Christ in the sacraments – our sanctification.

    I like Star Trek, too.

  2. You make me giggle — I think this is the FIRST time that anyone has ever linked up and had a Star Trek reference. I’ll bet I can rest assured that I won’t see any Lord of the Rings references ? The recent HHS mandate is begging for some — think Ents going to battle.

    And in the ‘didja know that’ category …. Jean-Felix Picard was a French astronomer and priest — the FIRST to measure the Earth accurately —- in 1669. His measurement is incredibly close to the modern day measurement.

    And who said homeschooling mommas don’t know science!!

  3. One of the best phrases from next gen…

    I go back-and-forth between Jean Luc and James Tiberius. I think if you combined them both… James’s bravery with Jean Luc’s brain … you might have something.

    What tips me lately toward JT is the 2009 Star Trek with him as a brash young man. I loved that movie because it blew the minds all of the hard-core trekkies out there. My friend Michael gave me an earful for an entire lunch the week it came out.

    Can you believe that Shatner will be 81 this month? whoa

    1. 81, seriously? I had no idea! Believe it or not, I didn’t see the 2009 Star Trek movie until about a month ago. Being a huge Star Trek fan I don’t know how I missed it, but my husband and both my sons saw it, so I can only assume they saw it while I was having one of the two major surgeries I had that year. It really did add so much to the characters of the original series. Their backgrounds, their motivations – it’s the backstory we needed all those years ago to really appreciate the original Star Trek!

  4. Jean Luc!! Although a part of me will always love Kirk… I grew up with Kirk.

    Great post and I know what you mean about having certain things memorized forever in my brain. When I was little Mass was in Latin and I still have a few things stuck in my brain… Peace be with you 🙂

  5. I love that analogy. “Make it so!” I often think of how awesome God is because He can just say the word, and the thing happens (or is created from nothing). I don’t give him nearly as much credit and reverence as He is due. It’s something He’s working on in my life.

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