It felt like a cross between a face-lift and a try out for becoming the next NASA space shuttle pilot!
Last weekend we took the kids to Luna Park and immediately after we walked through the huge, open-mouthed face, we saw our first ride. It is one of the rides that has been at the park forever, an old favourite which I can recall using when I was a kid – the Rotor!
The idea is simple: You stand against the wall and the round room spins faster and faster and the centrifugal force holds you onto the wall. To make matters more exciting, the floor drops away and you are left “stuck” to the wall as you spin wildly around and around. The downside is that every part of you is trying to flatten itself against the wall…the skin feels tight upon your face and any ‘jiggly bits’ you have migrate away from their normal positions! As the floor drops away you are glad that you are held in place but the restriction confines you and holds you safe on the wall.
Riding the Rotor did make me think about our lives and how it is good to know that even at times when the floor drops away that there is a great ‘force’ holding you safe.
But this ‘force’ is not some ethereal cosmic energy but a real and immanently knowable individual who is reaching out to you.
So don’t just be ‘stuck’ in your circumstances and challenges, be supported and protected as you face every trial and obstacle with Jesus by your side!