Break a Leg

Zechariah 12:3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

breakalegAs I get older, I find it much easier to injure myself.  When I was younger, injuries came with outrageously awesome athletic attempts.  A diving catch, a mid air flip, an impressive play at home, or maybe some heavy lifting.  Yes, I once could push the envelope of amazing and walk away nearly unscathed.  These days, however, I can injure my ankle simply by walking.  My back can be sore simply from sleeping.  If someone tries to wish me luck by saying, “break a leg,” they should know that it is entirely possible.

You know what would be really cool?  If people who tried to mess with me injured themselves.  Now I know that sounds mean and all, but think about it.  Someone cuts you off in traffic and they pull a muscle.  Someone gossips about you at work and they get a canker sore that makes it hard to talk.  A bully who tries to pick on your kids trips over his shoelaces.  That all sounds fair, right?  In fact, if you knew you had that kind of protection, you would worry a lot less.  Fear wouldn’t mess with you; anxiety would be sent packing.  All because anyone or anything who tried would get hurt.

It was this level of protection that God promised Jerusalem.  He said that when anyone tried to come against His people they would injure themselves.  “Oh, you want to hurt my people?  Well go ahead, break a leg. (snicker)”   What is funny about this scripture is that God didn’t say He would wreak havoc on them.  He would just go ahead and let them hurt themselves.  They would sprain their ankles while doing nothing in particular.  They would randomly walk into trees and break their noses.  Well, it doesn’t really say that, but I find the thought amusing.

What’s the point? We don’t have to get all worked up about the kind of protection that God gives us.  We think that it is essential for Him to destroy our enemies.  We wish that He would go all Old Testament on some people.  But sometimes He just lets them injure themselves.  So enemies of God, good luck to you.  Break a leg!

*Are you worried about how God will protect you?  Don’t be.  His ways are creative… and sometimes even humorous!

One thought on “Break a Leg

  1. Oh my gosh- the next time my kids act up, I am going to yell “you don’t want me to go Old Testamant on your…”

    And good message too 🙂

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