God’s Word for Today: Seesaw.
Jeremiah 5:1. “Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look around and consider, search through her squares. If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city.
Wouldn’t that be quite the task? Have God instruct you to look around your hometown, your city, your neighborhood and simply find one person who is honest and seeks the truth. Do any names come to mind off the top of your head?
The video I included today tells quite the story. The comments added afterward or as an introduction are entertaining in themselves. There is instant judgement. Criticism abound. “They should have known better.” “What were they thinking?” “I thought the older you got the wiser you were, apparently not.” Man, were these people judged. And, you are welcome to judge them how you want to too. This is a free world. Let the comments fly.
Or, you could look at it from a different stand point. I am not quite to the needing a cane or a walker to manipulate myself down the road of life, but I am just now starting to realize some of the hints of questionable function. I can still run up and down a seesaw, or stand in the middle and make it go one way and then the other. At least my mind says I can. Maybe I will have to make a trip to the park and find out. After watching this video, are you ready to take some friends and see if you can accomplish the same thing? Only maybe with a better ending?
What I love about this video is twofold. First, that is a really awesome seesaw. You have to appreciate the size of it. Someone had an enormous vision when they built it.
Second, you have to give kudos to the people involved in the video. At that age, you expect them to know better. You expect these people to sit around and tell you stories of the days when they did have fun. Maybe you even expect them to tell you the same story over and over every time you see them. What is so very special here is, these people are making a new story. They are still taking what they can from life and making the most of it. Yes, the outcome had some problems, but oh what a new story each and every one of them have to tell. If the good Lord is willing, I hope and pray that when I am 85+ years old, I can be with friends on a seesaw adventure.
Today, know that maybe you need to stop going up and down the streets of life looking for someone who deals honestly and seeks the truth. Maybe you need to not judge others who are doing the best they can on their own ups and downs of life. Maybe you should simply look in the mirror and see how you are handling your seesaw. Find that person who deals honestly and seeks the truth right in your own reflection…………
Prayer: Dearest Lord, giver of my life. Thank you for all the ups and downs life gives me. Forgive me for the times I have fallen off and either ignored you, or blamed you for my life going in the wrong direction. God, I realize that life is always going to be a series of ups and downs. And God, I know that with you on this seesaw with me, I will be OK. I will have an amazing story to share. In Jesus’, who is the center of all my ups and downs, name I pray. Amen.