Friday, July 15, 2011

Weebles Wobble

Remember Weebles?  They wobble, but they don't fall down. (smiles)  I had this very tree house as a child.  In fact, I think my mom still has it.  Just looking at this picture puts a smile on my face.  The Weebles were such simple toys.  No bells or whistles, they just stood there and wobbled.  They don't make them like this anymore, do they? 

As I was reading in Isaiah today I came across a scripture that made me think of Weebles.  Bet you didn't know there was a scripture like that, did you?

The craftsman encourages the goldsmith, and he who smooths with the hammer spurs on him who strikes the anvil. He says of the welding, "It is good." He nails down the idol so it will not topple.
Isaiah 41:7 

In this passage, God is challenging the "lands beyond the sea."  "Who has done such mighty deeds?  It is I, the LORD, the First and the Last." (Isaiah 41:4)  The lands beyond the sea watch in fear, and make idols to encourage one another.  Idols that have to be nailed down so they don't fall over.  What?  They found strength and courage in something they made, something that has the potential to fall?

Why do we find it easier to trust in things our hands have made than in the One who made our hands?

Our God never fails.  The Bible says that the grass will wither and the flowers will fade, but the word of our God stands forever! (Isaiah 40:8)  God has held the oceans in His hands.  He knows the weight of the earth.  Why would we trust anything or anyone else?

Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.  Isaiah 40:28

We can trust in our finances, or our jobs, but these will fail.  We can trust in our friends or spouse, but they are human and will probably fall.  Or we can trust in God, who never grows weak or weary.  No need to nail Him down.  Our God never falls. 

Many blessings,

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11 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa - I love that - Our God never fails. Great analogy with the weebles.
    God bless and have a great weekend
    Tracy

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  2. What a lovely trip back in time and a great way to bring this lesson home for me. Thanks for the post! I feel I am in the midst of just such a refining season and He is helping me to stand tall.

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  3. Amen Lisa.

    I love your line that about trusting what our own hands have made than the Hands who made us. wow what a wake up call with that one, it is not that I don't trust God, but He is refining my faith to trust in what I cannot see.

    Blessings to you Lisa.

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  4. Congrats Eileen!! :)

    I loved this post. I am like a weeble. I wooble with all that I go through. But God is always there making sure I don't fall down.

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  5. I love this, I'm learning every day to put my trust in Him, I'm not perfect but thank God I'm not where I used to be. Thank you for this and congrats to the winner!!

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  6. Unbelievable... I had that exact Weeble Treehouse when I was a child. Talk about flashing back...
    Thank you for this gentle reminder. He NEVER fails ~ EVER! What security and joy is there in that fact.
    I appreciate this word today..

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  7. Lisa, I'm one of the welcome editors at The High Calling, and I'm really glad you've joined! Yrour blog is beautiful, and I thoroughly enjoyed this post. Isaiah is one of my favorite books of the Bible. It's so rich! And it's very creative how you connected scripture to a childhood toy. Who'dve thunk?! Again, we're thrilled to have you "aboard" The High Calling--and hope you find it a welcoming, encouraging place.

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  8. Thank you so much for stopping by my linky party. Great post!
    Blessings,
    Cyndi

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  9. just found you from Donna's blog.

    Thank you for sharing... yes God is faithful.

    Grace~
    Teena

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  10. Beautiful, Lisa! It's so hard to imagine that someone made an idol and then worshipped it and prayed to it. We can't understand how that could happen.

    But look how often we make something into an idol in our own lives, like the t.v. or something that takes up our time and keeps us from spending time in His Word!

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