Ever find yourself on autopilot…
pausing while reading…
Wait a minute. Back up. What was that?
Do Not harden your hearts as in the rebel - lion, on the day of testing in the wildner - ness, - Hebrews 2:8
A Rebel Lion?
Rephrasing it…A Lion in Rebellion…what does that mean? I’m going to have to look up commentary on that. Ohhh, Rebellion. (hahahah) Good thing I didn’t read that aloud with my small group. Okay, this is in reference to when God had Moses lead the Jewish people out of bondage and into the wilderness. And they complained about their conditions.
But I can’t think further about this, because cue in David Bowie’s, Rebel Rebel…and I’m singing away. (Do Do Do Do…Do-do-doooododo.) Just another snap-shot of what’s going on in my mind, while I try to read the Bible. So, I need to get it out of my system so that I can move forward with my reading. And now…you’ll have this in your brain too…you’re welcome. At least it’s a good tune! I love me some David Bowie. Jesus and David Bowie. Where else are you going to find this combination other than my blog?
For those that might take offense, just change the words. “You find yourself in the wil-der-ness, and everything seems to be a mess…hot child, the Lord, loves you so…do,do,do..do”
“Hey!” Mira, excited for her first mission, anxiously sat down next to her contact. She heard him exhale with exasperation, “Don’t look at me. We don’t know each other, remember?”
“Oh, yeah, sorry.” To her dismay, nerves got the better of her, and she erupted into quiet giggles, which she quickly stifled with a cough. “No longer looking at you, but straight ahead. Wow, there are a lot of people! Are they offering a free buffet?”
Her contact ignored her last question and dove right to the point,
“Keep you eye open for a male, about 6′ 2…and”
“Let me finish. They call him the Albino. So very fair skinned. Since Albinos have an extreme sensitivity to the sun, he’ll probably be wearing ample coverage, such as long sleeves and hat, sun glasses…”
“…Well, that’s half the people in line.”
“Again. Stop and listen. The latest intelligence tells us he is traveling with someone. We don’t have much data, except the companion is female. This might be a challenging task.”
Just then, an amp, on the boat deck, cackled and hissed as it was turned on and someone grabbed a microphone. “Good afternoon, today we have a treat for you! Sunnie, is a flamenco dancer, and will be performing shortly. She’ll set this place ablaze. But don’t worry, we call her our safety girl, because she bought 10 bottles of 80 SPF lotion to share.”
Mira’s contact eagerly leaned forward, “I believe we just marked the AC.” and at seeing Mira’s questioning face, sighed, “The Albino’s companion. What do you want to bet…he’s somewhere on that crowded deck? Come on, where are you? Got ’em 3:00.” Mira looked at her watch, “We are going to capture him in 10 minutes?”
“What? NO! Location! Your 3:00.” Mira began scanning the left side of the boat deck, when her companion spit out, “Try. Looking. On. The. RIGHT. Side.” Behind the National flags, there was a man wearing a wide brim cowboy hat and long-sleeved flannel shirt on a hot day, “Oh, I see him. But he’s no longer at 3:00. In fact, he’s exiting onto the dock now.”
Mira turned to discover her contact had already left.
348 words / FFaw April 2nd / hosted by Joy
Be of the same mind toward one another – Romans 12:16
So today, while reading, I started laughing…Be of the same mind…Of course, that quickly turned into a rhyming in my head. “Be of the same mind…be one…obi-wan…we shall be one.”
Be of the same mind ... - This passage has been variously interpreted. "Enter into each other's circumstances, in order to see how you would yourself feel." Chrysostom.
So try on their shoes? Walk a mile in their shoes?
Which got me to thinkin’…
Yes, but what if your feet don’t fit? A mile is a long walk for me…especially if done so in ill-fittin’ foot covers. No wonder, in Jesus’ time they wore sandals. It makes perfect sense now. At least their toes could poke out, and there were strings to tie around various leg sizes. Could you imagine Jesus, putting up his hand, motioning with his pointer finger, in a circular motion…”AND….SWAP!”
Oh, The random things that go through my head.