Coco Calling No.210 - On the Conveyor Belt of Life
A great many humans have just returned home from their annual migration which they call their “Summer holiday.” And they’re all coming back to their brick and breezeblock nests to resume the normal rhythm of their everyday lives. And many will be thinking that they’ve done all their travelling for another whole year.
But wise parrots know differently. Because we never stop travelling from the moment we are born (or hatched) to the point when we take our final breath. We’re all on “the conveyor belt of Life” and it never stands still. We’re carried along on a daily basis whether we realise it or not. And quite often, the farther we go on our conveyor belt journey, the faster it seems to move.
You could say that we’re rather like products in a processing plant. The plan is that by the time we get to the end of the conveyor, we will have been shaped, moulded, changed and refined to make us more suitable for entry into Heaven. But we don’t all come off the conveyor belt the same as one another. We’re not like a row of baked bean cans. We’ll always remain as unique individuals, -probably more so because of the experiences we’ve had along the way. And the conveyor doesn’t always run smoothly. There are times when it jolts and jerks and grinds and squeals as it carries us along on its inevitable course. And unlike those cans of beans, it’s largely down to us as to whether we turn out in the right way. So that every day we spend on the conveyor belt of Life is a very precious day; a chance for us to become a little more shaped, moulded, changed and refined into the final product that God wants us to be.
“Life is just a journey.”
(Princess Diana: 1961-1997: Princess of Wales and first wife of Prince Charles)
“Faith is not merely a journey for the feet, but it is a journey for the heart.”
(A.W. Tozer: 1897-1963: American pastor, author and missionary)
“God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.”
(Max Lucado: 1955-present: American evangelist)
“Every experience God gives us, every person He puts into our lives, is the perfect preparation for a future only He can see.”
(Corrie ten Boon: 1892-1983: Christian writer and survivor of W.W.2 Nazi concentration camp)
“Jesus answered him, “Truly, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”