The Greatest Show on Earth

Just a few days ago…

…the plates were spinning in sync

…the flaming torches were swishing back and forth

…the bowling pins and chain saws were simultaneously up in the air

…while the man-eating tigers marched politely by;

And nothing horrible has happened…

And nothing has caught fire…

And no animals were harmed…

But I feel like the circus tent is beginning to droop, right above the center ring…

And some of the plates have started to crash…

The torches have sputtered out…

The bowling pins were cut to splinters by the chain saws…

And the tigers are eying the spectators hungrily.


Does anyone else ever feel that way?

You can't really put your finger on any one thing, but somehow, you know you have completely lost control???

That's sort of where I am today.  Actually yesterday was worse…today, I can see the humor in it, anyway! :o)

Of course, there are many things going on right now:  missions conference, holiday decorating, jewelry sales, doctors' appointments, therapy sessions, sick friends, sicker family members, big bills, bigger needs, continuing health issues, shifted work schedules, birthdays, more sick family members, big church musicals, bigger practice sessions, special clothes to buy, Christmas gifts to buy, bought gifts that haven't arrived, diets to be followed, flu bugs to be endured, more bugs to be avoided, politics to be monitored, economy to be experienced…

Yep, that center pole is beginning to bow, ever so slightly, and I hear the ominous creaking of timber!

So, what do I do?  Where can I turn?  To Whom shall I go?

John 6:66-69

From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

No One else can make it better.  No other Person can speak the Words to ease the pain.  No Friend can stick as close as He can.

Only Jesus can enter into my world of chaos, and ease my strife by giving me His peace.  Only Jesus can meet my every need.  Only Jesus can give me hope in the midst of my despair.

Is your Big Top folding in on itself today?  Have all your carefully scripted plans fallen apart?

Turn to Him with a heart of repentance and acceptance, and let Him make everything all right again.

May God fill your day with His peace,


3 thoughts on “The Greatest Show on Earth

  1. Thank you for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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