I struggled with my Bible reading this morning. Yes, I started Ezekiel. I should have prepared and prayed but I’ve been busy with work and the podcast and it snuck up on me. I was distracted by anticipation of leaving to visit my daughter and I admit I was barely engaged.
Ezekiel is tough for me. It’s so full of those images that make no physical sense. I tried to start reading it without helps, but was going nowhere. How could I have read this so many times and still have to get helps just to get started?
Anyway, I Googled ‘creatures in Ezekiel’ and there they were! Myriad interpretations of the descriptions of this four-headed, winged creature that moves in all directions on some wheel-within-a-wheel apparatus covered with eyes. Oh dear. One article stated that these were manifestations of God. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I definitely plan to chase that rabbit during tomorrow morning’s reading.
I felt guilty at first because I never want my quiet time to be a check off item. But as I ruminated about it during my long drive, it occurred to me that everyone must have those days. Sometimes distracted, sometimes just being human. I always find comfort in the fact that I may not have ‘gotten it’ this year, but I’ll have a whole new opportunity to read it again.
How about you? What do you do? How do you encourage yourself to get past the stuff that you just don’t get? I hope you share your comments below or at Lifting Her Voice.com.
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