Take a knee. And let the games begin.
Some things are truly amazing. Take a knee, for example. What a brilliant idea! Don’t you think? The tin man thinks it’s great! I’m pretty sure it’s right up there with the light bulb. And the microwave oven. Two of evolution’s more impressive accomplishments.
And to think it is standard equipment on huge numbers of living things! Sure seems like someone designed it. Doesn’t it? The kind of thing you would register a patent for.
Take a knee: it’s amusing
But, not only is a knee amazing. It can also be amusing. For instance. Take a knee on a camel. I remember the camel knees below me when I was on the Mount of Olives. In case you missed that. I’m not referring to my knees. I was on a camel’s back. Or, more precisely. The camel’s hump. His knees were like hinges on stilts. And I must say. They are quite prominent features on a camel. You notice them right away. But they’re not as prominent as his nose, of course.
I was surprised at how close the sky was when he unfolded his knees and stood up. Camels will take a knee when they lie down and when they get up. At least mine did.
So knees are both amazing and amusing. And we can see that they are quite helpful. But, sorry to say. They also have their problems.
The trouble with knees
The trouble with knees is that they are not all created equal. Take football as an example.
If you take a knee during the national anthem, you are a hero. To some. Maybe too many. But if you bow your knee in prayer after a game, you lose your job as a coach. And to most people you are not a hero.
There is no need in trying to figure this out. Or understand it. You may as well try and catch the wind. But you have better things to do. Don’t you? Unless you’re a windmill.
One day every knee will bow to Jesus Christ, the Creator of knees.
And He will level the playing field. And end the games people play.
© James Unruh, 2017 and beyond