Send in the Clowns

imagesI heard an old song, written for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, today, Send In The Clowns. I usually won’t let myself listen to that song, but today I heard it with different ears. I thought about the meaning. During a circus performance, if something goes wrong they ‘send in the clowns’ to cause a distraction until what ever is going wrong can be righted. We are born with a purpose. God said to Jeremiah the prophet 1:5 “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: The same God that formed him, formed us and knows us personally, intimately.

Psalm 139:13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit-by-bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.

Luke 12:6-7 What’s the price of two or three pet canaries? Some loose change, right? But God never overlooks a single one. And he pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. You’re worth more than a million canaries. According to these scriptures God has valued us, since our conception.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. I accept all of those Words for myself and you should too!

If God has marvelous plans for us, it is Satan’s job to distract us, to lead us astray, to show us things that look more important or more fun, or make us feel that we are not recognized for the wonderful person we really are. Part of that song I’m speaking of says:” Just when I’d stopped opening doors, Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours, Making my entrance again with my usual flair, Sure of my lines, No one is there”. I have felt that way in some circumstances of my life, no big deal, but if that happens to you spiritually, it means you have lost your dearest, most precious connection.

The clowns of this life may be entertaining for a while, but it is my hope that, if they have ever distracted me in the past, it will never happen again. Anytime a distraction gets between you and your worship of God, your service to Him, your life in the Spirit. Whatever, or whomever, in most cases, that distraction is, they are closer to God than you, because they got between you and Him.

Keep your eye on the prize, Know your goal and reach it. Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord GOD will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.


In your distraction is your destruction.

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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One Response to Send in the Clowns

  1. Fredy says:

    Thank you PH! Isaiah 50:7 is my prayer right now and will be in the future. I have been distracted too many times and with things coming against my “family” at EW, now is not the time to be distracted any more.

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