Maybe switching to bagels could help us recover one of life’s most important lessons.
From the beginning of time it’s been an issue. We were evicted from our first home, as a result of looking past the miracle of life we’d been given– to focus on the hole of knowledge that had been withheld.
Many lives later, the Apostle Paul tried a different way of refocusing us away from the all consuming hole of nothingness to the new life we’ve been given (1Cor 13:1-3).
At some point, our ancestors started using rocks of remembrance to recall what they had been given—and why. Joshua used 12 rocks to help his people remember that they had crossed the rain-swollen Jordan river on dry ground… to step at last into the Promised Land (Joshua 4:1-9). Later, a kingmaker by the name of Samuel did something similar to say, “this far the Lord has helped us” (1Sam 7:12). Finally, the King himself, left us the ultimate rock of remembrance.
So now, as the first page of 2013 has turned, we get one more chance to see whether the rocks that tell the story of what God has done for us, have left us with our eye on the Bagel—or on the hole.