How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?

I’m sure you’ve all heard the catchy catch phrase about the lowly groundhog, aka the woodchuck.

You know, the one that goes:

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Well, a woodchuck could chuck all the wood if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

I got to thinking the other day, yeah, you know how dangerous that can be, how well could woody’s jingle work with other members of the wildlife community?

Let’s try it on for size from a marine equine–the seahorse:

How much horse could a seahorse see if a seahorse could see horse?

Well, a seahorse could see all the horse if a seahorse could see horse.

Okay, that’s pretty close, but not quite right. Let’s attempt an insect next–a butterfly:

How much butter could a butterfly fly if a butterfly could fly butter?

Well, a butterfly could fly all the butter if a butterfly could fly butter.

Close, again, but still a little off. What would happen if we plugged in a fungus among us? A mushroom:

How many rooms could a mushroom mush if a mushroom could mush rooms?

Well, a mushroom could mush all the rooms if a mushroom could mush rooms.

I think I should copyright that one. It has the most potential of all we’ve tried so far. Let’s do a beetle next–a ladybug:

How many ladies could a ladybug bug if a ladybug could bug ladies?

Well, a ladybug could bug all the ladies if a ladybug could bug ladies.

Look out. I’m on a roll now. I’ve actually seen that one in action. Let’s attempt a marine insect–the dragonfly:

How many dragons could a dragonfly fly if a dragonfly could fly dragons?

Well, a dragonfly could fly all the dragons if a dragonfly could fly dragons.

Flying dragons have been heard of before. Right? Okay, I’ve exhausted all my ideas here. Put any you can think of in the comments. Maybe I’ll fly some butter, or bug a lady, or something for the best response I get.

I highly doubt any of my new-flung rhymes will ever catch on. That’s quite alright. I don’t really want to mush anybody’s room, or bug any ladies out there. I’m just having a little fun here.

Some people try to do this same routine with their religion. Don’t they?

They get comfortable in a church that puts an emphasis on reciting certain prayers and repeating set phrases. They feel they’re gaining more of God’s favor by giving money when an offering is taken and getting involved in a social event every now and again. But, sadly, they miss the one important thing in the message being presented. No, serving God isn’t the most vital step we need to take.

Somebody once said that there’s a God-shaped void in every one of us. Many people try to fill that empty place inside them with almost anything but God.  Whether its fame, or wealth, or drugs, or sex, or anything else they can find to satisfy their unknown craving they harbor. Temporary satisfaction is the best they’ll ever attain.

The Bible says God created people in His image so He could have a personal relationship with us.  Adam and Eve broke that first relationship when they sinned against what God told them not to do. That sin nature has been passed down to every person since them.

God came down to earth in the person of Jesus Christ to rebuild that relationship. His death was done in our place to fulfill God’s judgement of sin’s penalty. A personal acceptance of this gift from God is all anyone has to do to take advantage of this opportunity that will last a lifetime, and then some, like into eternity.

Jesus Christ is the only way to rebuild this bridge back to God. Nothing else will ever work for you.

Trust me. There’s only one right answer to this question.

Put your trust in Jesus Christ today.

Keep smiling.   Wade

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