Boldly Going Towards God
I have a confession to make: I’m a closet Trekkie. I don’t think I’m hard core. I mean, I’ve never slept outside at night, in the rain, waiting for ComicCon Tickets.
So, we’ll talk about Anaias and Saphiras some other day, but I do LOVE both science and science fiction. So, when I came across Victor Lundin in my Great Cloud studies, I was really pleased.
Vic Lundin started singing and acting at the age of 8. He was actually a former opera singer! He recorded two albums. Where does the “Trekkie” enter in? In 1967, he appeared as the first Klingon ever shown in the original series of STAR TREK! The episode was called, “Errand of Mercy.” Pretty cool, right?!?! Prior to that, he had a noted role as “Friday” in the family movie classic, “Robinson Crusoe on Mars.” (My personal favorite role of his is Lobsterman, a creature he played in the old TV show, “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.”)
In 2006, Vic Lundin worked with David de Vos in the TBN production of “The Theory of Everything,” the story of a scientist with a burning quest to find God – searching for a singular equation defining God, defining everything. Victor Lundin, who played the scientist, said he learned a lot just by acting in the movie. He said, “It taught me lessons about life and reinforced my understanding that there is no way other than Jesus. It’s all about faith. And faith is all about God.”
Between 2007 and 2013, Lundin was a frequent guest at SciFi conventions. He crossed into the presence of the Heavenly Kingdom in June of 2013. Colossians 3 says that WHATEVER we do – in our work, and in our play – we should do it all, enthusiastically from our soul and all in the name of The Author and finisher of our faith. Yes, Victor Lundin’s name is written in the mind of Trekkie history books, but more importantly, he came to know The One who created The Heavens and the Earth. Because he did, his name is now written into the Lamb’s Book of Life, cheering us on as part of that Great Cloud of Witnesses surrounding us!