My dogs favorite thing to do is have time off the leash. This means they can run fast and crazy without bothering anyone. It’s complete freedom and bliss for them, which also makes me happy to see.
A couple of weeks ago, we were doing our normal off-the-leash trek when I decided to cut through the grass to a nearby waterhole. Once there, they did their normal swim and stick fetching until it was time to head back.
As I was walking back across the grass, I stubbed my toe on something hard. As I reached down into the uncut grass, my hand stumbled upon a sphere shaped object. Pulling it up for inspection, I found it to be a rock. I found this to be quite unusual. So when I got back to the street, I had to test it. I threw that rock down hard to see if it would break like mud but it didn’t. Therefore, like all other times an oddity occurs in nature with me, I took it to be some sort of message from God.
As I walked back home, I tossed that rock up in the air repeatedly. As I did that, a couple of things came to mind:
1. Heft-This rock has the perfect heft to throw far and do damage.
2. Catapult-This rock would be perfect for a medieval sling that catapults stones to hurt the enemy.
3. David killed Goliath with a stone.
4. Jesus’ tomb was covered with a large stone.
When I got home, I looked up the definitions for heft and catapult.
Heft: the weight of someone or something
Catapult: a device in which accumulated tension is suddenly released to hurl an object some distance, in particular.
So what was the message…..
God revealed to me that this stone represented a burden I am carrying. As difficult as the burden is, he told me the heft and heaviness is exactly what is need to create a deadly blow to the enemy.
My arm on the other hand is like a catapult that the stone rests upon. The heavier the burden/stone gets, the further my forearm will hinge back and down closing in towards my shoulder However, like a catapult, it will only go back so far. Eventually, the tension will build upon the hinge until it can go no further. At that moment, with unleashing force, the stone will be released causing a deadly blow to the enemy.
Therefore, the burden that I carry of what is dead, will come back to life.
To God be the Glory