This little piggy
I love Maxwell (Geico commercials). The adventures of that little pig preach to me on many levels and God uses those commercials to encourage me on many levels too!
I always imagined the little piggy that went "we we we ” all the way home was young and too timid to go anywhere let alone be adventurous. I picture him just like the little pig in this picture! So, home he went.
But the creators of Maxwell have done a great job of taking a pig (of all things) and giving him over the top excitement and adventure. You might find it odd that the attitude of a pig in a commercial could inspire me so! But, Maxwell reminds me that I should have his zeal and excitement in my adventures with God or put another way – in my faith walk.
Imagine that the minute we become a Christian we get a whirligig for each hand! Why would I say such a thing? Because our sins have been forgiven and our home is in heaven. Therefore, with great excitement, we can go “we we we” all the way home (eternity). I love it! I love knowing this truth. This truth strengthens and inspires me!
Sure, along the way we have some really difficult, heartbreaking situations and faith stretching experiences. Yep, walking by faith is often like walking up to the edge looking down – way down – and realizing you have a choice to make. (1) Step out/off in faith or (2) turn around and miss the experience. Now, when I get to the edge, I can see Maxwell the pig ziplining right by me saying “pure adrenaline”! Not the normal pig activity. Embracing the unknown and difficult with zeal, excitement or joy is not normal human activity. That is unless you know the truth and the truth is setting you free!
We have everything we need to step off in faith or jump. God promises us we have everything we need for life and godliness. He also promises us that He will be with us – He will never let us go. He even gives us His armor to put on. I could go on and so…. So, imagine us there with Maxwell – on the zipline platform. Strapped up, helmet on…whirligig in each hand. Okay, let’s step out in faith and give it a hearty “wee we we weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee”. Just as God promised Moses and Joshua, He promises us the same – He will not fail us. He will not forsake us. We can step out into the unknown with confidence. As we ride the zipline of faith, remember there is another platform up ahead. There we can get our feet under us, catch our breath and prepare to step off – again, and again. “We we we weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” all the way to eternity.
Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.- Joshua 1:7-9