When I’m stressed, I think about the Star Trek character Q. Why? I’ve been a Christian for several decades, attended church regularly, read the Bible countless times and am involved in various church activities. The kind of church I go to teaches me that God is approachable, that He wants a relationship with me, that He came to earth in human form to make that possible. After all, isn’t that what Christmas is all about, a celebration of how “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14 KJV)? Yes, the Word, became flesh, but He was God before He became flesh (John 1:1). He was more omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent than the omnipotent character Q is ever shown to be on Star Trek. Never should the two be considered equal, but sometimes it’s good to see what the Star Trek writers had Q doing to remind us what omnipotence looks like. With a snap of his fingers, Q could make anything happen at a moment’s whim. Seeing Q’s absolute confidence on the screen makes it easier to see Jesus in His earthly ministry, taping into the unlimited power of the anointing of the Holy Spirit to not only do amazing miracles, but do the most remarkable thing Jesus ever did. Paul declares, “although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men” (Phillipians 2:6-7 NASB). I find it highly doubtful that Q would have willingly allowed himself become human for the sake of humanity, to empty himself of his “qness.” He certainly would not have allowed himself to be born in a stable in the middle of nowhere to a pair of peasants. Somehow I think that we Christians allow ourselves to think that Jesus had no choice about what happened to Him, but He wouldn’t be God if He didn’t. But He did have a choice and He chose the path of pain, not because it was easy, but because that was the only path true Love could take. So if you’re having a hard time comprehending God’s love, compare Jesus to Q and you’ll realize just how precious and remarkable God’s love truly is.