Does not wisdom call out?
Does not understanding raise her voice?
At the highest point along the way,
where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
beside the gate leading into the city,
at the entrance, she cries aloud:
“To you, O people, I call out;
I raise my voice to all mankind.
You who are simple, gain prudence;
you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.[a]
Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say;
I open my lips to speak what is right.
My mouth speaks what is true,
for my lips detest wickedness.
All the words of my mouth are just;
none of them is crooked or perverse.
To the discerning all of them are right;
they are upright to those who have found knowledge.
Choose my instruction instead of silver,
knowledge rather than choice gold,
for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Something I have been very fascinated with is magic. Not the hocus pocus magic, not real wizardry magic, not even the magic with cheap tricks and illusions. The kind of magic I speak of us, is the the magic in the belief of a greater good beyond ones self. The magic that happens when a child says their first words, or when a man asks a woman to marry her and she says yes. The kind of magic that I am fascinated with is the magic that brings happiness to others.
I believe I am not alone. The laughter of a baby brings great joy to anyone that hears it. This laughter not only pleases the baby, but it fills the heart of the one who made the baby laugh, and all those that can hear the happy giggle.
Cheap tricks and illusions can only fill our hearts for so long, but this magic I speak of, I believe is in the core of everyone. We all desire for something that is greater than ourselves.
But in life we become temporary satisfied by other things. As students, we find peace when we have no homework or tests. As workers, we find peace when our bosses aren’t demanding of us or maybe when we get that promotion. As athletes, we find peace when we win our games. But is this peace going to last with us for a life time? Is real peace found in having nothing to do, or winning games? If not, why do we let ourselves think that?
Deep down inside we crave for something big, but we have become illusional in thinking our peace comes from clearing our schedules, winning trophies, and gaining more money. In the end where does this stuff leave us?
To me, it gives me emptiness. Why do we feel emptiness when we start chasing the things the world has us do? All we are trying to do is to get that education, to get that job to pay for college, and then to get the family, then to get that promotion to be able to support our family, and it’s just one thing after another. But in the end, what does that even matter? When we are on our deathbeds, what does it matter how far up we made it in life, because in just a few moments, when we take that last breath, all of it goes away, and for what?
This is why I have to believe in magic. I believe in the magic of God. He renews my soul. He forgives me of my sin. For what? Just to be with me. To give me new life beyond earth, beyond what we can imagine. It is all a very magical experience. He gives me purpose. He gives me life that is never ending.
God is the magic I believe in. If you don’t believe in God, fine. But I promise you, His experience is like nothing else. His experience not only finds your heart and soul, but He discovers it and makes it new. He fills that deep hole inside of it. When you become filled with God, your learn to be content with everything else. You learn that God is the only thing that can provide you true peace. Just let it all go. Clear your heart and mind and give it to Him.
Why? Because He loves you beyond your imagination.
Now that’s magic.
It’s greater than all the gold, rubies, silver and knowledge in the world.
That is something bigger than myself.
And that is something I can believe in.