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May God bless your life today, yesterday and tomorrow! He created this world and everything in and around it. There are events now adays that end up in the vast majority of the public and sometimes they are metaphorically useful to us in our walk with God. If you are not familiar with Aron’s Journey with the boulder check it out here first so we are on the same page whilst learning how Jesus can teach us through Aron’s excruciating journey.
The boulder represents God. Not just God though. It represents the power of the people who pray for us and God; It represents God being with us while we allow Him to break our flesh and rid our demons, our spirit hindering habits in determination to live a life more pleasing to Him; It represents faith. It represents God.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a canyon and we decide to climb out before the boulder traps us. We decide to climb out while we are still nascent. We have the choice to stay in that canyon, follow the call of Christ and admit to ourselves that we are wrong and that we need Christ in our lives to bring out of us the potentials that are embedded within. Repentance is beautiful and emotional. We die in there. If we are a rose, some of the petals that make us up wither, die and fall away, making room for a new blossoming of the person Christ has already prepared for us. We just kind of shift our thoughts, actions, words, motivations, schedule to be more like that person God has waiting for us to turn into.
The person being pinned down in the hole represents the process (not the event) of becoming a spiritually minded son of Jesus. It takes a while. Don’t expect it to happen over night. For me it started in 2010 and I was washed of my sins in 2014. That’s longer than any pregnancy of any animal on earth. Being reborn is tough. You become separated from your world. For me, God pinned me down and broke my flesh in a very lonely place.
When Aron has a vision of his son this represents new life. Aron was about to give up, and then he sees the future. In that future is his unborn son. This son, represents the newborn, spiritual creation that gives us hope for the future and motivates us to keep God in mind. Once this new life is envisioned, the game is on. Determination blossoms.
The major crux in the story is the decision Aron made to give up his arm. Aron is a climber. giving up his arm means giving up who he is as a climber. This is like a shark giving up a fin; A guitarist losing fingers on his fretting hand; A cashier giving up their ability to count money while being friendly; A professional allowing themselves to become dumb; A sail boat cutting its sail in half.
Imagine this. Clear your mind and see Aron walking. He is now nose up on a brick wall. He can die there at the wall. The wall shows him that there is indeed a new life beyond that wall. In order to get past the wall he has to become a different person in the same body. Aron says “Yeah, I can be a new person” The wall says “You don’t understand, Aron, how difficult it is to be a new person. Taking your arm will change the structure of your life socially and athletically. It will force you to become who you must be.”
To receive new life we as people must be willing to be new lives. To give up a portion of who we are as people. Aron gave up who he was as a climber to break free. Jesus does a lot of the work for us, but He does not do it all for us. He lays the foundations of our new lives and we have to toil in order to get there.
Look at the earth for another example of toiling to bring out something embedded within. God laid the foundations of the earth with rocks and dirt and trees. We made I-phones. Our technologies took a while to come to fruition and we aren’t always concentrating on that goal but bettering technology is a major theme most of the time.
Think about that for a minute.
There is no finish line in this life when it comes to follwing The King of ALL Kings and The Lord of Lords. We become closer to God and that never ends here on earth.