You have no power over me!

An 80s classic, right up there with The Princess Bride and The Goonies. In this magical fantasy David Bowie plays the evil Jareth, the king of the goblins. Sarah, played by a young Jennifer Connelly, wants her baby brother back from him. It’s worth watching for the songs alone but the story is awesome too – I’ve loved it since my childhood! Obviously it was sad when David Bowie died but he has left us with some good stuff, even though critics generally don’t consider Labyrinth as one of as one his finest works.

What Sarah says to Jareth at the end (“You have no power over me”) is something I am learning about the devil. The only power he has is that which we let him have. Sure he can frustrate us, but he cannot beat us, if we know Jesus. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13) and “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Have you let him in on anything in your life? Remind him who’s boss and watch him run!

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