Miscellaneous 12 Sep 2006 12:41 pm

Ruminations on tumult

In the movie Forrest Gump, Forrest (Tom Hanks) says…

My momma always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

… which sometimes feels pretty real to me.

In the book, Forrest Gump opens with…

Let me say this: bein’ a idiot is no box of chocolates

… which is a very different perspective.

I prefer Jesus’ comments:

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Jesus reminds us that amidst the uncertainties that spring from the tumult of life, we can have absolute certainty about our standing with God and our future.

2 Responses to “Ruminations on tumult”

  1. on 12 Sep 2006 at 14:57 (Sydney) 1.Zog said …

    Amen brother. I wrote a poem about a similar theme, hope its ok to share it here…

    Our goldfish died this week.
    Lived on the kitchen bench, in the face of danger.
    Survived holidays, children, me.
    Lying on the bottom, majestic tail flicking no more.

    The Crocodile Hunter died this week.
    Sidled crocodiles, snakes, lived on the edge.
    A passionate creature, wild eyed larrikin.
    Sting ray’s lightning tail flick made him the hunted.

    The King of the Mountain died this week.
    Caressed corners, checkered flags, harrowing hairpins.
    Peter Perfect, measured, accomplished.
    Missed the turn, will turn no more.

    The King is Dead, said the newspaper.
    If he were, then death would be the victor.
    No, the King is risen, he is risen indeed.
    Death lurks, sometimes shouts in headlines.
    But my hope rests firm.

  2. on 12 Sep 2006 at 20:50 (Sydney) 2.Richard said …

    Never had poetry on flyingnerd.com before – but it’s a most welcome development.