THE WISH BONE: As a kid, my brothers and I… always fought over who got the wishbone. My two older brothers…. always…. won. So, until this day… I’ve NEVER wished for anything. For me… God has always provided. The ‘wish-bone’ is my favorite part of the chicken. We still see ‘youngsters wishing’ on the wishbone. You may remember the old saying; ‘Spit in one hand, and WISH in the other, and see which one gets filled the first.’ And don’t forget… my favorite….”Be CAREFUL what you WISH for… you Might get it.”
THE BACK-BONE: This Bone has some ‘meat to it.’ It takes, for an example, some backbone… just to have this website. It takes backbone to stay true to one’s committed choices. If you’re reading this article, then you KNOW that the basis of my website… BrOOKS-of-WISDOM, is… ‘All about God.’ In today’s SOCIETY; talking about God… well, it seems to be TABOO. God has been kicked out of the ‘Board-Rooms of America.’ He’s been kicked out of our ‘schools.’ They are ‘modifying’ our currency …trying to leave God off of our coinage. In some sectors, they are eliminating the TEN-COMMANDENTS out of our Court-Rooms. So… ‘Anything to do with God’… takes a BACK-BONE.
Then we have the FUNNY-BONE… If we don’t have a ‘Funny-Bone’… then we’re missing out on a lot of fun, enjoyment, entertainment, and exercise (it takes less facial muscles to laugh, then to frown). We all should have a ‘funny-side’ because having a Funny-Bone is an ‘enhancer.’ Having a sense of humor adds to the conversation; it brings humor to an otherwise drab situation; it makes being uncomfortable…. More comfortable. Every LEADER should have a ‘sense-of-humor’…a Funny-Bone… or else he will be labeled, instead… a SOUR-PUSS, and no-one wants that.
Now… how about the… Missing-Bone … or more precisely, what it REPRESENTS. That would be the Rib-Bone …the BONE… which God removed from Adam’s chest… to make Eve. If you have the ‘Right-Rib-Bone’… than you can be counted amongst life’s… FORTUNATE.
The Right-Rib-Bone is the bone that ‘holds everything together’ in most families. So, I’m adding the RIB-BONE to the list of amusing BONES. I’ve been married to my ‘RIB-BONE’ for going on ‘59 years’… and counting. How fortunate can one be?
Moses tells us in Genesis 2:21-22 – And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
We should all be aware that God wants us to have a ‘Sense of Humor.’ Take a look at these…. Proverbs 17:22 – A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Psalm 126:2 – Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” Job 8:21 – He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting. Ecclesiastes 3:4 – A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. Psalm 2:4 – He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.
… Blessings…as we STOP… and ENJOY our BONES… cjlb… 1/20/2018