God has given me this grown up example of learning as a child. When I questioned why, I felt Him say, we need something to beseech us, that has a lot to teach us, and carries the means to reach us. This little rhyme is read to young children all over the world merely because it is cute. Children don’t understand it and neither do the adults because the spiritual meaning is discoverable. This week God has given me that discovery. This nursery rhyme subconsciously opens the door to God’s way of life. The first thing I noticed when God gave me the task to research the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty, is “Humpty Dumpty set on a wall”, which could be interpreted as a place of wealth and power. A place of elevation to be desired by all and admired by many. To which God speaks of in 1 Timothy 6:9 ESV, But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. Often time our desires for physical success can be dangerous and destructive if left to the devices of man, as there are many ungodly paths that lead toward earthly success.
In this nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty could easily be portraying a man and in this man’s quest to attain superiority over others the rhyme tells us “Humpty Dumpty had a great fall”. We find in God’s word Romans 12:16 (ESV), Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Disaster, destruction, and disharmony await each of us, around every corner when we think to highly of ourselves and walk through life without a relationship with Jesus! Should one read this nursery rhyme as a warning to Christians, one might see where it is portraying a sinful lifestyle which has brought a person (not the egg) to a brokenness that can’t be repaired by that which broke it. This world can steal every good thought, every ounce of self-esteem, every hope of belonging and every desire to escape. Another word of warning from Proverbs 28:22 ESV, A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him. Our focus guides our life! Focus is the rudder or compass of life’s path and when focus gets blurred, blind, or misdirected, it is destined to miss the desired destination.
The fairy nursery rhyme goes on to read, “All the king's horses and all the king's men”; in which could easily be Humptys worldly friends, family, and associates. It seems that many who have been crushed by the wickedness of this world are also of the notion that this world can help them, but the truth is outside of a few loved ones, the world (as a whole) does not care for any one individual, after all replacements are being born every second. You are 1 in 7.8 billion people, so please do not think you are more than you are. God speaks to this in Romans 12:3 (ESV), For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
The nursery rhyme ends very appropriately with the line, “Couldn't put Humpty together again”; this world can only restore those things which belong to it! As it has little understanding of one’s spiritual being. The world treats the physical human body and the mental issues within the mind, yet it cannot restore the soul. Ergo the world with its lack of understanding often fails to help those in need. However, Jesus has the power to heal the whole body as is explained in these scriptures from the word of God, Spiritually, (Psalm 103:2-3; Jeremiah 3:22; 1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:5): Physically, (2 Kings 5:10; Isaiah 38:15-16; Psalm 41:3; Psalm 107:19-20; Matthew 14:14): Emotionally, (Psalm 34:18): Mentally, (Daniel 4:34). The sadness here is Humpty did not know about the saving grace of Jesus, he only knew the world’s way. Humpty had strived for a place high above the rest, only to end up under the feet of those he wished to exalt him.
The good news is unlike this nursery rhyme, in real life we can have a savior, a true restorer of the whole body. Start in 1 John 1:9 (ESV), If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We have the privilege of allowing Jesus to restore our lives (through His spirit) to right thinking, as we learn to use His fruits of the spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV), 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. I guess the moral of this article is, “Find Jesus before you fall to pieces!” One can find God everywhere, IF one is looking!
My prayer this week comes from 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 (ESV), 13 But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. 14 To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter. 16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. Amen
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