Sunday, August 04, 2013

Do you ever just wonder stuff?

Red Geraniums on my prayer porch.
A few times in the last couple of years I needed white stones for something i was doing.
I needed to have enough for anyone deciding to attend - so, Now i have a lot of extra white stones.

They are around this place . . . 

That little gathering of five made me think and dream and wonder.
So, there's an old story about this kid,
His name was David.  He was the youngest boy in the large family.
His dad usually let him go watch the family sheep.

One day his dad asked him to carry lunch to his older brothers.
They were out serving in the army.
No problemo.  David carried lunch for his brothers.
When he arrived at the valley where his brothers and the army were serving,
there was an unusual scene.

The group his big brothers were part of were huddled together, scared.
There was this Huge Dude in the center of the big field calling his brothers and their friends names.
On the far side of the field there were soldiers from another army - they were regular sized people, but they were dressed nicely, so their shields and spears were are glittery in the sunshine.  This other army was standing still - just kinda posing while the Big Dude continued to scare people with his potty mouth.

Well, you can't have a good army if they are hungry.
You can't really eat and enjoy your food if you are freaked out.
David's dad gave him a task.
He Loved his dad and was not going to fail his family.

There were people from the scaredy-side of the story that tried to tell David what to do.
David knew, if their ideas hadn't inspired them to action, they were not original enough.  

David started to speak his faith.
On the way out to topple the Big Dude
David stopped to pick up five smooth stones.
He told that Guy exactly what God was about to do - through him/David
Then, using his slingshot
(a previously accomplished skill)
David flung the first stone,
The Dude fell
His brothers enjoyed lunch

game over.

My wondering is about five smooth stones.
It only took the first one
BUT, if i imagine that each stone stands for something important to 
"have in my pocket"

What would these ideas/qualities be?

I'm still thinking it over.
What do YOU think??

love & love,
-g-

4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a good idea to ponder. thank you.

Sue B. said...

1st stone, Courage;
The other 4 stones, Love, Compassion, Faith and Trustworthiness

Be Courageous amongst your enemies. God will tend to them, while you do your noble and honorable tasks each day.

Love your neighbor as yourself. This includes cease saying unkind things about your neighbor, like the Huge Dude did.

Have Compassion for those in sticky situations or who have been harmed by another. Lend them help as you can.

Have Faith that God will be there to help when things get a little scary.

Show trust in your fellow neighbor and be honest and sincere with your own words, for you might need that good reputation to convince an army or strangers, or you long lost sibling or a neighbor. IF you say you're going to do something, do it.

That's all I got.
Sue

Maggid said...

Sue!!! Your answer is full of possibility . . cool - Thanks!
-g-

Vickie Fothen said...

"Gold"

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

You were walking on the moon, now you're feeling low
What they said wasn't true, you're beautiful
Sticks and stones break your bones, I know what you're feeling
Words like those won't steal your glow, you're one in a million

This, this is for all the girls, boys all over the world
Whatever you've been told, you're worth more than gold
So hold your head up high, it's your time to shine
From the inside out it shows, you're worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you're gold)
You're worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you're gold)

Well everybody keeps score, afraid you're gonna lose
Just ignore they don't know the real you
All the rain in the sky can't put out your fire
Of all the stars out tonight, you shine brighter

This, this is for all the girls, boys all over the world
Whatever you've been told, you're worth more than gold
So hold your head up high, it's your time to shine
From the inside out it shows, you're worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you're gold)
You're worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you're gold)

So don't let anybody tell you that you're not loved
And don't let anybody tell you that you're not enough
Yeah there are days that we all feel like we're messed up
But the truth is that we're all diamonds in the rough
So don't be ashamed to wear your crown
You're a king you're a queen inside and out
You glow like the moon, you shine like the stars
This is for you, wherever you are

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah, oh, oh,
You're gold

This, this is for all the girls, boys all over the world
Whatever you've been told, you're worth more than gold
(So hold your head) So hold your head up high,
It's your time to shine
From the inside out it shows, you're worth more than gold
(gold gold, you're gold)
You're worth more than gold
(gold gold you're gold)

So don't be ashamed to wear your crown
You're a king you're a queen inside and out