Did You Get The Video?
One of my grandsons has decided to take up bull riding as an occupation, which makes my hair stand on end. Last year when my grandson began riding bulls, I went to a few rodeos so I could be an encouragement and make videos of the ride. Because the arena had no light and delays in the program, I pointed my camera at the noise and prayed I could get a picture, no luck. Just a black video and loud yelling.
Three days later I was at another rodeo with him. Sitting and waiting for the bull riders to start, I noticed the bulls were a lot wilder than the previous day before. They were meaner with longer horns. I began to get nervous about him riding; the other cowboys I thought were a lot more experienced. And they were not having much luck on the bulls either.
As I was sitting in the stands as a grandmother knowing how dangerous this sport can be. I felt almost compelled to go racing back around the rodeo chutes, and grab him by the ear and drag him off to safety. Now can you see the look on all the cowboys faces to see short blonde hair lady dragging a 6’2” man off to the car? Scolding him about the dangers of life in the rodeo arena? No wonder I am going white!
Alas, I got a grip on myself. I sat waiting for him to ride his bull, prepared to take the video as any loving grandmother would do. However inside I was a wreck. Do you know how long 8 seconds is when you are trying to stay on a bull named demon? For me, those 8 seconds took a lifetime.
However, I didn’t let my emotions get the best of me, and I didn’t embarrass my grandson, family or myself. Thankfully, common sense took over. But I will admit at my grandma moment I wasn’t thinking about how anyone else felt, I just wanted him to be safe.
I wonder if God ever looks at us the same ways as we precariously walk through life, going our own way. Or if he ever feels like grabbing us by our ears trying to get our attention, so he can show us a better way or show something important.
Sometimes I get in such a hurry I can run in the wrong direction, forgetting to ask God what his plans are for me. I love this verse in
Isaiah 41: 9b & 10 I read this morning, which is one of God’s promises for each of us to hold on too.
For I have chosen YOU, and will not throw you away. Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you
God is always watching over us, wanting to love, help and care for each one. Can we ask for anything more? ©
Do you ever think God feels like grabbing us by our ears trying to get our attention?
Once, while riding in the country, I saw a farmer’s barn with a weather vane on top. And on the arrow was inscribed these words: “God Is
I turned in at the gate and asked the farmer, “What do you mean by that?
Do you think God’s love is changeable; that it veers about as that arrow turns in the winds?”
The farmer said, “Oh, no! I mean that whichever way the wind blows, God is still love.”
© Charles H. Spurgeon
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