There you are. You know what you heart hungers for. It tears at you from the inside. It is a constant companion. You know something needs to be done to feed this desire. You try to distract yourself. For a time, the pains disappear. A cure? No, the hunger is worse. You hunt for relief. There is none. You seek help from others. You ask them for food. They don’t know what you are talking about. You are starving. You have no choice. What you need can’t be taken. It can only be given. You wait.
It will probably come quite obvious that I am a Christian and therefore look at reality from the point of view that God has saved me from myself through his son, Jesus. It is through this lens, my lens, in which I would like to explore the character of the Scarecrow in the Wizard of OZ. For those unfamiliar with his story arch, it is actually quite simple. He believes he doesn’t have the ability to think or in his own terms “If only I had a brain”. You may be thinking to yourself that is absurd, if you are able to make such a claim you have proven yourself wrong, be logical. Yes, what you have stated is true on one level but it is this very thing that propels him into a much larger adventure to find a solution to his plight. He is joined by three others who are not unlike himself. Dorthy, a little girl who believes she has lost her way home. A Tin Woodsmen, who believes he lacks a heart. A Lion, who believes he lacks courage. What is most interesting is that these friends, all agree to help each other find what each is missing both validating each other’s struggle as real but also affirming that a solution can be found. As a child I thought these characters extremely funny, as each embodied the very thing they believed they lacked but as an adult I see things much differently. In fact, I believe that we are all like the Scarecrow, Dorthy, Tin Woodsman and Lion; we are all waiting or striving to fill a hole in ourselves that we can’t seem to satisfy. So, you are smart. You have probably come to the conclusion that I will say that hole can only be filled by God. Yes and no. Let me explain.
Hello there, I am Kyle, I am a follower of Christ and this is my blog. I think it best to start with a warning. If you are a certified and long standing member of the grammar police this may not be the blog for you. Not that I will go out of my way to frustrate anyone. I want everyone to enjoy my efforts, yet it doesn’t take a prophet to tell you I will make plenty of mistakes along the way. As a child I struggled to learn my letters yet I believe for maybe the first time in my life I may have something worth saying. What is that you ask? I don’t really know, it is just a feeling. Some small voice inside that believes my observations maybe of some help to people especially for those who feel a bit lost in this modern world. So join me friends and find my words soothing to your weary souls.