The other day I woke up from my nap with “Humpty Dumpty” on my mind. I at first thought that it was because having our granddaughter over for the weekend. And, then came the thought that some nursery rhymes have hidden meanings, but not the Word of God for His children.
“Humpty Dumpty”, they say, was written about a cannon. The name referred to a cannon used by the army of Charles I in 1648 to deter the opposing army of Parliamentarians. The cannon was mounted on a church tower and effectively defended the town of Colchester for nearly three months. Eventually, however, the church tower was knocked down and the cannon tumbled into the marsh below, never to be found. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again.
The original meaning of this nursery rhyme, and others, are not know by many, except for some historians. The meaning of this nursery rhyme has faded away and has become a cute little rhyme. The Word of God is not like that.
I Corinthians 2:6-10 – “However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
The true meaning of God’s Word has not passed away. It is alive and thriving in the hearts of those that follow God’s heart. If you do not understand something written, you can ask Him to reveal it to you. He will gladly reveal it to you.
You will also discover that this living Word can have numerous dimensions. The meaning never changes it just grows and becomes deeper and deeper. For example, Genesis 1:1-3, the beginning of creation, but did you know that it is also the salvation story as well. Read it, meditate on it, let it become embedded in your heart. God’s Word is not just black ink on white pages bound in leather. It is living and breathing. You can understand it and grow to depend on it. But first you must read it and trust in it and the Author.
Blessings to all