The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see, but see not, who have ears to hear, but hear not, for they are a rebellious house. As for you, son of man, prepare for yourself an exile’s baggage, and go into exile by day in their sight. You shall go like an exile from your place to another place in their sight. Perhaps they will understand, though they are a rebellious house.
You shall bring out your baggage by day in their sight, as baggage for exile, and you shall go out yourself at evening in their sight, as those do who must go into exile. In their sight dig through the wall, and bring your baggage out through it. In their sight you shall lift the baggage upon your shoulder and carry it out at dusk. You shall cover your face that you may not see the land, for I have made you a sign for the house of Israel.” Ezekiel 12:1-6
Ezekiel was commanded to act as a sign for the rebellious house of Israel. In our present day, we have many actors performing signs, unwittingly, for the rebellious house. It is through these signs we discern substantive meaning beyond the tragic headlines. No particular sign allows for one to draw a straight line conclusion about what is to come.
As words, themes, symbols, and numbers begin to pile up our minds cannot keep up. We become aware of the larger tapestry and begin to feel the crushing weight of seeing what cannot be entirely understood. Our minds were never intended to fully process the greater reality. Our faith drives us to know more but this cannot be done on our own terms.
Enlightenment without surrender and knowledge without patience ends in despair. Waiting on the Lord is of utmost necessity for anyone who wishes to maintain any semblance of sanity. Continue reading “Balloons of Hot Air – Walls and Laws”