We love the game “Jenga” at our home. The thrill of finding that loose piece, and then placing it on top without making the tower fall, is a simple thrill that makes us all happy. Near the end, you end up practically holding your breath so that tower will stay up and in one piece. “Don’t fall, don’t fall,” is the constant refrain.
But eventually, it falls. And guess what? We rebuild the tower and start again.
The obvious comparison is there in our lives. We eventually fall, or fall short, in some way. We can’t be perfect all the time (or even some of the time) and stand straight and tall and unwavering forever. But the amazing news is that Jesus will pick us back up, dust us off, and let us start the game over totally new with His strength.
“The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all He has made. The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.” -Psalm 146:13b-14
Don’t give up; the tower can be rebuilt. Blessings, Lisa