Monday Matters-November 8, 2021
Ya know, the question which Glenda asks Dorothy before her ruby slippers can bring her back to Kansas is one I’ve asked myself when trying to understand my own dramas. "Dorothy, what have you learned?" "Well, I guess it wasn't enough just to want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em and its if I ever go looking for my heart's desire, I'll look no further than my own back yard because if it isn't there I never really lost it to begin with. Is that right?" "That's right, now those magic slippers will take you home in two seconds.” The scarecrow says, "That's so easy. I could've told her myself.” Wise Glenda replies, "No, she had to learn it for herself."
We certainly can learn from what others experience but life’s lessons never seem to hit “home” until we’ve learned them for ourselves. Glenda may have been wise but Jesus is the way and Truth and without Him we’ll always be lost...everyday.