Who (at least my age) doesn’t remember the commercials for these little toys. Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down. The thing with these was that they didn’t have the best stability. It didn’t take much for them to ‘wobble’. The slightest tap and they were moving. But their base, their foundation, was solid enough that no matter how much they wobbled, they eventually righted themselves and stood upright again… until the next wobble.
If I didn’t know better, I would assume the idea for this product came from the Gospels. OK, that may be a stretch, but follow me. Jesus actually predicted that Peter would wobble but that he would not fall down.
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Peter said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.” (Luke 22:31-34)
By temptations direct from Satan, through fear, Peter would ‘wobble’ on his dedication to Christ. To the point he would deny even knowing him, three separate times, with increasing intensity in his denial. “Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know the man.”” (Matt 26:74)
But notice that Jesus not only told Peter he would wobble, but that he would not fall down. In fact, he would return upright, strong enough to strengthen his brothers. Through his moment of weakness (his denial) he would grow in his strength and conviction. He would grow to the point of using his own experience of wobbling but not falling down… to empower other followers to do the same.
As we go through life, we will wobble. We will face some temptations that are too strong to resist. We will make the wrong decisions and take the wrong actions and make mistakes. But because the Spirit that lives within us, because of our foundation in Christ, we will be empowered to not fall down.
As long as we remember one thing, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13), we can regain our strength and not fall down. Hold fast to that foundation, don’t fear the wobbles in life, for they will come. Learn from them, grow through them and help others through the lessons you learn in the process.
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