TODAY THE WORDS are MAGICIAN’S SET. I never had a magician’s set but I saw them on television and I am going to admit, as a child, using a stick and doing the impression of being a magician. I would take a scarf and place something under the scarf and say “Abracadabra” and hoping that when I looked underneath the scarf, the item would have disappeared. Maybe, it was the absence of a real magic wand or it was the inexperience of the “magician” or maybe, it was reality that it is impossible to actually make something disappear. It certainly wasn’t due to lack of effort. If I could tell you how many times, I would reposition the coin or bottle cap or whatever I used as my prop, put the scarf over it once again, and then I must have said Abracadabra a million times (or at least it seemed that many). Nope, it still was there. Maybe it was that I didn’t have a top hat, but somehow I think not. From everything I have seen, as an adult, magic tricks are exactly that…tricks or slip of the hand. You have heard the hand is quicker than the eye and I have turned in my make shift magic attire a long time ago. Now for the deeper thought…….some of us still believe in magic and we think we can tap our magic wand and our problems and situations will disappear and life has taught this “amateur magician” it doesn’t work that way. I have learned through life, there is only one Universal Magician and that is God. He can make “magic” or as we like to say “miracles” and he can help us with wisdom, guidance, support and comfort in moving us in and out of situations. He doesn’t depend on the magic wand but he has The Creator’s touch; he doesn’t need to cover us but He embraces us; and He doesn’t need to use words like “Abracadabra” but He tells us He is the Alpha and Omega. There is a mystique about magicians and magic tricks and we always try to figure out how they “got one over on us” but with God, there is no mystery as He does what He promises us He will do and that is all of the “magic of life” we need. If we trust in Him, do as He has commanded us, and live our lives in a manner pleasing to Him, all of our worries and troubles disappear with prayer, dedication, loyalty, and no “Abracadabra” necessary. All that is needed is prayers of thanks to the Master of Ceremonies in Heaven.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
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