May 2, 2010

The True Wizard of Oz

Isaiah 53: 1-3 (GWTW)
Who has believed our message? To whom has the LORD’s power been revealed? 2 He grew up in his presence like a young tree, like a root out of dry ground. He had no form or majesty that would make us look at him. He had nothing in his appearance that would make us desire him. 3 He was despised and rejected by people. He was a man of sorrows, familiar with suffering. He was despised like one from whom people turn their faces, and we didn’t consider him to be worth anything.

We looked yesterday at why Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow and Lion were seeking out the Wizard of Oz.  They were following this road encouraging each other because he could fill them up in area's they felt they were lacking.  We all know that he had no magical powers and that none were needed.  The fabulous four were fabulous all the while. 

As with what we have been looking through over the past year, I see the truth in what God what showing me as I searched the roadways of my life through His eyes.  "The answer is the sojourning; the question and endless plight"  Today I want to look at the Wizard and ask this quesiton "What was He THINKING!"

Seriously, who in their right mind puts themself in that type of position.  Who really has anything to say better than the next person - and best questions EVER...Why in the world would you listen to him?????   Isn't that the reason he knew he had to hide?  He knew he had nothing to say any better than the next person.  Look at the kingdom he had built.  He knew it was a farce, he was a farce.  The poor guy got so parinoid that he had to close himself off from everyone layer, by layer, by layer.  He had to move from wise people so that his secret would not be discovered.  This is where our scripture for today enters.

If even Christ did not lead us to himself but to something beyond himself, shouldn't that be our first clue when seeking wisdom from someone.  Who are they showing you?  God or themself?  If they are the image you see beware!  It states that he had no form or majesty that would make us look at him.  He never tries to "take the glory".  He desire for us to "give him the glory". 

That is love, doing something for someone else and not looking for the self gratification in any form.  It is purely because you care.  Seek that type of help, widsom, and support.  It will lead to to the "true wizard of Oz"

I pray that you all find what you are seeking...and that what you are seeking is the Kingdom of God.  I pray that you find whom you are in Christ along the yellow brick road and share with others all the way.

In Christ,