I love vintage poems and fairy tales, whenever I remember or stumble on one it takes me back to childhood days of learning and reciting these in the classroom. Solomon Grundy is one of them.
I took time today to go through this interesting poem which helped us in those days in a way, to learn the days of the week and their order by heart.
Solomon Grundy lived a life of a set pattern which was not particularly extraordinary nor did it impart anyone WITH his experiences (especially the good) not even his learned life’s lessons.
He went through life after he was born and grown, followed the RELIGIOUS PRACTICE of his fathers after which he got a spouse as tradition demands at a ‘certain ’ age(?), when he thought he had done well and was just settling in… only God knows what made him ill ( a bad and stressfull life or marriage perhaps, wrong choice of wife? Unequal yoking? Bad lifestyle, bad diet or could it have been ANCESTRAL/GENERATIONAL/INHERITED).
Anyway he became ill, apparently terminal because, we learn that it became worse and he eventually dies and the traditional thing to do was to bury him.
Family and friends gather and speak ‘dust to dust and ashes to ashes’, the preacher/priest perhaps, tells everyone how “Solomon lived a good life, he loved everyone and is now seating in Heaven dining with the saints”.
Many Christians live their lives like this! Born, get an education (possibly to the highest possible level) or it may not be so for some, perhaps due to circumstances beyond their control had poor parents or stem from circumstances that opposed such and may not ever get the opportunity any other way, while others really are troubled and were youthfully exhaubirant, rebellious and nonchalant so they miss out on an education at some point in their lives.
After the education bit they get a job, get married (some people do it the other way round… marriage before a job (not very wise though), have children, grow old (if they are lucky to... blessed more like it),many struggle through life with one problem or other and/or one type of sickness or the other.
Then they die and are buried .
The end, like a movie, the last curtain falls and no more view.
The life of most people show 'planning' and following set traditional patterns which usually magnify man’s intellect and intelligent and analytical sens which is contrary to “Proverbs 3:5; 1 Corinthians 3:19; James 1:5”.
God’s word is forever true and He cannot lie unlike our adversary who supports an organized army and artillery contrary to our life’s plans and under such a yoke, we could struggle and toil from the CRADLE to the GRAVE and never really achieve GOD’S DIVINE PURPOSE on earth.
Making God’s purpose TOP on our LIST of to-do in life is very important, because it also includes TOUCHING AND IMPARTING LIVES (Matthew 28: 18-20) knowingly or unknowingly, willingly or otherwise, his spirit will always guide our feet to the right place and our hands to WAR!
Born on Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Took ill on Thursday,
Worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday
This is the end of Solomon Grundy.
Psalm 109:6-20… PRAY and DECLARE THIS AGAINST ALL ENEMIES OF YOUR FULL SCALE LAUGHTER.
Depending on God all through life from phase to phase releases us from the SOLOMON GRUNDY SYNDROME