Get a Bigger Wand

Page Turner: “Can you please pray for me? I know God listens to you. Please pray for me, please wave your ‘Magic Wand’ over me and make all my problems go away?”
Barry: “Umm.”

Page Turner: “The Bible says that God is good and Jesus healed people. My Church tells stories of people being miraculously healed,  lives being turned around and everyone so happy. Please wave your wand.”

Barry: “Hmmm.”

Page Turner:
“I have read the books, prayed the prayers, paid the tithe, followed my religious leaders advice, lived to every formula given, but still I can’t seem to get ‘the blessing’. Please wave your wand.”

Barry: “Murmur, murmur”. (under his breathe)

Page Turner: “I am waiting for a miracle and you are going to provide it, your ‘God’s Magic Wand’, wave it over me.  Do it now.”

Barry: “Oh really”?! (fully day dreaming of a nice walk down at the beach chatting with Jesus over a couple of bottles of Coke Zero).

Page Turner: “ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME. Bring forth your mighty wand oh great holy one and wave it over presenting victim! Oops I let that slip.”

Barry: “How about a nice walk on the beach with some friends of mine?”

So where has all this come from? I was talking the other night at ‘The Living Room’ about the ‘Entitlement Mentality’ found in Jesus’ parable about some workers in a vineyard (Matt. 20:1-16). We all want, even demand, someone with a ‘Magic Wand’. After the service someone cheekily commented “You just need a bigger wand.”

Perhaps we need to look for the miracles in the minor. Those little things that change when we take millimetre steps down a ‘faith road’ that invites ‘tug of war’ soul wrestling.
What’s your next millimetre step?
Barry Pearman

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4 Replies to “Get a Bigger Wand”

  1. I like this one as well.

    There was a man who was drowning, and a boat came, and the man on the boat said “Do you need help?” and the man said “God will save me”. Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but he said “God will save me”, then he drowned and went to Heaven. Then the man said to God, “God, why didn’t you save me?” and God said “I sent you two boats, why did you not take them!”

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