You gotta love the timeless and illuminating lava lamp. I got one as a house warming gift from my brother Mike and future sister- in-law Simone. As soon as he reads this and sees these pictures my big brother will properly think, This man has finally lost his mind. It never ceases to amaze me how the lava morphs itself into funky looking shapes; travels side to side; up and down; diagonally; and how it can split into another blob.
I could not resist doing this pose 😁😁😁
One day, after maybe a month or so of not turning it on at all, I decided to switch on my lamp. For a solid 20 minutes the lava wasn’t rising. It just sat in place clumped on top of one another like a deformed ice cream cone. Another 15 or so minutes later I had the light bulb at the bottom on, and I could feel the lamp heating as it was supposed to do. No rising though. I guess that is what happens when you haven’t run it for a while. Eventually, but not soon enough, the lava was flying up to the top, bouncing off of the sides, and descending to the bottom as it should.
That reminds me of us when we finally start to let Christ back into out lives after being away from Him for a while. We may not kick Him to the curb officially with words like we would a peer, but through our actions we can seem miles away from our Friend. We will indulge in our own “fun”(anything or anyone) for as long as the good times keep coming. But then all the good seems to fade away and they are replaced with an unexpected pitfall. It can be anything- failing a class; a breakup; losing a job; bankruptcy; getting arrested; betrayal; sickness; marital issues; etc. Not just one ordeal. Followed by one misfortune after another.
I know from experience, that sometimes we have to mess up or lose in order to realize that we do need Christ in our lives. When we do finally realize that He is that essential, we may expect an immediate result. But sometimes like the cool lava in a lava lamp we may have to sit where we are for a bit before we can rise again. Perhaps God wants us to reflect on why we want to let Him in. How we got to were we are. And to ask if we really want Him in.
Like the light bulb at the bottom of a lava lamp slowly heating the whole thing up we can warm up by coming humbly in prayer and saying to Christ that we want Him in our lives daily. We can open our bibles at any time of the day. We can live the way it says that we should. Keeping His commandments. Loving one another. Loving Him with all our hearts and souls. When we do this don’t we feel so much better than we did before? And isn’t it even better when you receive a blessing, especially when you least expect it.
May Christ be the light that heats us and helps us rise in this big lamp, which is life.