Monday, May 17, 2010
Mouse Trap - Ecclesiastes
What does this Mouse trap have to do with anything?? It's all about Ecclesiastes!
The book of Ecclesiastes sure can sound like a 'drag', if you only piece-meal through it, but if you embrace it and slowly absorb it in you can begin to understand the big picture. God is sovereign, He created us & we have a purpose...if we don't see the big picture, our lives get swallowed up in meaninglessness, and we don't get to enjoy it.
When looking at the mouse film, you find yourself cringing with anxiety as the mouse dances all around the trap; even eats the peanut butter right off of it. In the end the mouse got spooked and thought it was a good place to land--- ironic isn't it? I like to look at this flick for it's parable message-- although it's not pretty and animal rights people may 'boo'...I don't care, Auschwitz wasn't pretty either. Death is not pretty, get over it...dark days are ahead.
12 Moreover, no man knows when his hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them.
For some, you can identify with the mouse trap as representing 'Sin'. The way of sin is wide, alluring... offering a free taste and the consequences unto death. And true, we find and have found ourselves dancing all around it, but in the end it can swallow us up unless we repent and do a 180º. But I like to look at it from an Ecclesiastes viewpoint.... as death.
We are placed inside of time, where we have a beginning and we move towards a physical ending. We don't know when it's gonna happen, but it's there, it's waiting. If we consume ourselves with worry over it, it's closer to us than we can know.
There are so many things out there that I see Christians out there getting wrapped up in that have a root of fear and self-preservation instead of Praising God, casting our cares upon Him and enjoying this wonderful thing called 'life'.
Conspiracy theories, end-time stock piling & bomb shelters and what-have-you. You know I don't have a problem with people doing things that GOD tells them, but can you discern the spirit behind the bulk of this mentality? Can you see what it does? You end up digging deeper and deeper into heady knowledge and reliance on 'being prepared', or blabbing about New World Orders and less about conforming into the image of Christ and moving in greater works. Is Jesus our all-consuming fire? If our eyes are on Him and our ears are listening to Him....it's simple, we don't waste time and we get to enjoy life...
Full transcript available at: www.hearingGod.tv