Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know.
lyrics by Rhianna
There is only one secure foundation: a genuine, deep relationship with Jesus Christ, which will carry you through any and all turmoil. No matter what storms are raging all around, you’ll stand firm if you stand on His love.
(floor in Christ Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland / Julie Cook / 2015)
Spinning in circles
Round and around and around….
Out of control….
As our lives and this world are now spinning out of control…
Make it stop!!!
Just as the child on the playground innocently climbs upon a spinning roundabout merry-go-round…
At first she joyfully, merrily and enthusiastically commands to be pushed and pushed, faster and faster…
Only soon to discover she can no longer hold on, for she is now feeling deathly sick
and is so terribly disoriented that she feels completely out of control as she is about to lose her hold and will come flying off…
She finds herself crying, pleading, begging for the spinning to stop…
All the while as a voice we no longer recognize as our own, rises up from somewhere deep within and cries out to an Unseen and Unknown presence for immediate help…
We hear ourselves pleading, crying out, begging “I want to get off”
Please, make it stop, I want to get off…..
There is but One who remains unseen, who sees, hears and answers during our time of distress…
I am feeble and utterly crushed;
I groan in anguish of heart.
All my longings lie open before you, Lord;
my sighing is not hidden from you.
For I am about to fall,
and my pain is ever with me.
Come quickly to help me,
my Lord and my Savior.
Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.