Monday, June 16, 2008

Handcrafted and Spinning

Our Father’s Day activities took us on a trip to a local park for a ride on the “fastest carousel in the world”.

Today as I reflected on how much fun we’d had, my thoughts turned to the hand-carved animals and the “selection process” of choosing the perfect one to climb aboard for our rides…each so unique and so beautiful.

Then it hit me…how alike we are to those animals. Each crafted by the master’s hand…Each unique…Each beautiful.

Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful…”

As the carousel rotates, some horses go up and down, but each animal stands firmly in place on the platform. If we are willing to stand firm on our foundation and remain planted in faith, He bring us full circle through the ups and downs in this “merry-go-round of life” even when it seems to be spinning out of control at a rate we can’t keep up with.

2 Corinthians 1:14 “…because it is by faith you stand firm.”

The best part is that He doesn’t choose just one that strikes His fancy at that moment… He has chosen each and EVERY one of us and is holding the reins for the “ride of a lifetime” …are you ready to see where it takes you?

*Photo courtesy of Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society:

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