One of the early computer games was one called “Pac-Man.” It had a head like a circle, seen from the side, with a great big wide mouth that would gobble up the obstacles that stood in the way of reaching the goal.
We have powerful imaginations…so powerful, that it has been suggested that when someone has cancer, that they imagine an inner “Pac-Man” chewing up all those cancer cells.
Zechariah has something like this in mind when he uses images like a magic carpet called “The Flying Scroll” and “The Woman in a Basket” to have us feel evil contained and taken from us. Is there anything wrong that you do that you need to throw onto that magic carpet or into the basket so that it flies swiftly away from you…like laundry that needs to be done?
Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.