top of page
  • Writer's pictureLaura Kae

No more scarecrows

I feel like if I had a choice, I would live today all over again at least twice. The weird part is it was a normal Sunday. It is kind of cool because I now look forward to the weekend. Church and CR are such an amazing part of my life. Then I have a “Sunday night dinner” every week with friends. It would be so hard to miss any of them.

I still have my cold. I am getting a bit tired of it. Really tired of it. I have tomorrow off because of the holiday, so I will rest some. Probably a lot. I want to kick this cold not keep it for a month.

I am trying to learn to have more and more grace for myself. I need a lot of it. I cannot do everything. My emotions can only stretch so far. I know I need rest this month. I think I have finally come to a place I can successfully rest. I hope so. I am tired of feeling like I do not deserve to rest because I have not actually “worked” yet because “work” is defined by whether one gets paid. It is odd how many of America’s lies I believe.

This has to be my favorite line from Jeremiah: Their gods are like helpless scarecrows in a cucumber field! (Jeremiah 10:5) Five years ago I think my gods were worse than helpless scarecrows in a cucumber field. I feel like scarecrows could not do much actual damage in one’s life. My gods sure did a number on me, but I do suppose it is because I worshiped them not because they were in and of themselves harmful scarecrows. It is just scarecrows were not meant to be worshiped.

Their gods are like helpless scarecrows in a cucumber field! They cannot speak, and they need to be carried because they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of such gods, for they can neither harm you nor do you any good.” LORD, there is no one like you! For you are great, and your name is full of power. Who would not fear you, O King of nations? That title belongs to you alone! Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world, there is no one like you. – Jeremiah 10:5-7


bottom of page