As a child, watching the Wizard of Oz was an annual event, terrifying at times, haunted by the wicked witch. Yet, I always hung in there for the finish, expecting the fairy tale ending. However, I wonder if any other grown ups still think there a better place some where over the rainbow.
According to King David, this place does exist, like heaven on earth, Psalm 23:6. Once an individual is able to place their sole trust in the divine shepherd, access to a life beyond the rainbow is attainable. Though gold is not mentioned, happy days are here again and again, staying in daily fellowship with God. This spiritual anointing is symbolic of rebirth, living life to its fullest, John 10:10.
Unfortunately, life deals out more nightmares than fairy tales. Sure, from time to time, miracles do happen, but its hard to have faith in a world full of people falling apart at the seams, oozing a trail of sin in their rear view mirror. This negativity serves like a bad after taste you can’t get rid of with gum or mints. Rather, hope lies in the beholder, seeing beyond the current shower into what is ahead, the rainbow. May you experience this joy before you die, Luke 23:43.
by Jay Mankus