Man’s red fire
“..What I desire is man’s red fire To make my dreams come true …” I wanna be like you – Sung by King Louie in Walt Disney’s 1967 film The Jungle book.
I’m’ a very practical guy so when it comes to analysing most things in life primarily I first look at how useful is it and then if I get that rare insight I might just see a more creative emotional concept developing. When I consider a real live fire my first thoughts are this is a practical tool with many uses; a cooking tool, giving warmth and heat, offering a sense of safety. Then maybe a thought of something more fluffy springs to mind like a place of comfort, or a meeting place for growing friendships.
Our Wood burning stove gets well used on an almost daily basis during the winter months. The feeling of a chill as the temperature drops quickly brings on the need to light up and stock up the indoor wood pile. Only when the room temperature begins to rise do I finally start to think of that inner warm feeling and comfort a fire continually gives out.
These short blogs look at the topic of how the fantastic environment of a camp fire, with it’s many features, can help us relate to God’s character, love and wonderful life giving grace.