Merry-Go-Round Brass Rings, Jesus Rings True, 18JAN
This is one of those notions that I have NO IDEA why the Lord laid it on my head in the morning (BUT LATER HE MADE IT CLEAR WHEN I SAW A MERRY-GO-ROUND!!!).
After a wonderful night of sleep, this image/concept of brass rings and Merry-Go-Rounds had to be placed for some reason. If you think I work at writing, I DON’T!
Oh, I do appreciate meditating on Jesus, so maybe that IS what the Lord is trying to demonstrate, He wants us to connect Him to us. It is our direct movement and processing to understand Him – that is where our faith becomes real. JESUS taught in ANALOGIES for us to ponder and speculate how we relate. Jesus always said: “Let those who have ears hear!!!!!!”
Merry-Go-Round – a favorite for young and old – and oh, in the “olden days” reaching for those brass rings to get a free ride was a feat. Not easy to reach, not freely given, not without danger to you, leaning off your horse. Brass Rings did lose their value when sadly the rides closed down, the horses sold, the band played no more. Sadly those rings are never won again.
Merry-Go-Round of Life – Jesus is the Only “Ring” we need. But Jesus is NOT a token. Jesus is Lord. Jesus is Truth. Jesus is not a free ride but a freedom. Jesus is eager to be reached, Jesus already has His Hand out for us! WE JUST NEED TO KNOW WHERE TO LOOK. The roadmap is thru His Word in the Bible – Jesus is the Word made flesh. WE LIVE THRU HIS SPIRIT.
Jesus Rings True.
Jesus’s hand will reach for us EVERY TIME we look for His Mercy.
Jesus. No golden calf, no flash in the pan, no shiny brass ring that tarnishes, gets lost, or only gives one extra ride. Jesus’s Hand is forever the Hand to hold, to behold, to become Whole.
When we hold Jesus, HE HOLDS US FOREVER.
That Shiny Brass is nothing like the Shine of Jesus – beaming until we notice Him – and oh how His Shine wants to beam thru us, forever.
Reach Jesus’s Reach.
Shine Jesus’s Shine
His Love Lives for all Time.
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God…. …Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is… … be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5
I am amazed!!! The afternoon after I wrote this, I dropped my daughter and a friend to an out of town mall I had never been to. I turned the corner and guess what they have? A relocated Merry-Go-Round!!! WOW!!!
I wrote this devotion this morning saying that I didn’t know why I had a merry-go-round and brass rings concept in my head, but it all connects… Life with God is AMAZING to me, we are all connected and woven into the Lord’s world…. cool… granted it is not unusual to see merry-go-rounds, and I’ve ALWAYS been a merry-go-round person… but today’s timing was WOW! I just chuckled and found money in my car to ride the ride… cool beans…
Joni Mitchell sings “I feel to be a cog in something turning ” Yes, we are!!! I always know that it’s more than just “the circle game” – we are to find Jesus by looking for connectivity and purpose.
Even 800 writings, 5 years, I am still surprised that God chose writing as my outlet and task… I do know that I am blessed to be a cog in something turning!
Oh Lord, I Love You!