Spiritual insight penetrates appearances

Behind the Scenes

My son and I were watching an episode of Star Trek. A crowd, erupting in anger and fear, hurled large rocks at Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise. He and his companion appeared to be badly hurt, but at that moment my son exclaimed, "Sponge rubber!"

You see, the previous summer we had taken a tour of Universal Studios. While there we had noticed some massive rocks piled up behind the scenes, but then our guide easily lifted one of them. They were made of sponge rubber. Later, on the open bus ride around the lot, we suddenly saw huge boulders bouncing madly down a cliff directly at us. Startled at first, we quickly remembered the sponge rubber rocks we had seen earlier. The momentary anxiety dissipated. We were not fooled, although we appeared to be in danger. Once you've been behind the scenes, the illusion is no longer convincing.

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THE CHRIST COMMAND
July 11, 1977
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