For 47 years children have had Weebles to play with. In case you don’t know what Weebles are, picture an egg. A perfectly shaped plastic egg. An egg that is weighted very specifically on the inside, so it will wobble, but not fall over. Each egg has a personality making a great toy for boys or girls.
You can put a Weeble on its side, let it go, and it will be standing upright in less than a second. It may still be wobbling, but it will be standing. No matter how many times you do it, the Weeble will stand. It’s all in the design. The design uses gravity and the way it is weighted, and its perfect egg shape to cause the Weeble to bounce back up when its been knocked over. And, if you stand a group of Weebles together, they will hardly wobble at all. Each one helping those next to it to remain stable and standing.
God designed us to be like Weebles. Only instead of being specially weighted in order to bounce back up, He fills us with the Holy Spirit. He is our unique inner weight that stands us back up when we fall on our walk with Jesus.
Psalms 145:14 tells us “The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down.”
That is His promise to all who believe in Him. All His children. He knows that some days we will find ourselves looking at the world horizontally instead of vertically because we have stumbled and fallen. So God planned for it by giving us the Holy Spirit to help us get back up.
When you feel yourself begin to wobble, or find yourself flat after a fall, remember the Weeble. Just like these egg people, you will bounce back up. Then run, don’t walk, and put yourself in a group with others so together you can stand for the Lord.
Weebles wobble, but they DON’T fall down!