The first time Joshua threw this large die across the floor, he ran up to it and exclaimed with jubilation, “Yes! An ‘A’!!!” I sang out, “Yippee.” Daniel laughed with appropriate celebration and Joshua prepared for the next round.
“Yes, a horse!”
“Yes, a ‘1’!”
Then it happened. I heard Joshua throw the die. He ran over to it and said, “Awwww, same thing.” He had rolled another ‘A’ and was disappointed that there was nothing new turning up.
Thirty minutes later (yep, not an exaggeration) Joshua was still throwing the same die. By this time he had gone through every outcome. Therefore, every time he would throw, he would run over and say, “Awwww, same thing.” Daniel still laughed. Joshua was growing a little agitated. Instead of describing the idea of probability and outcome to my four year old, I did the dishes.
“Daddy… my dice is broken” I gave him some BRILLIANT advice… “Here, try this different die.”
Then the excitement was on… for a little bit.
Albert Einstein is credited with this definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results.
Sometimes we need to try something new. (You know how much we love change!)
Not experiencing new life? What needs to change?
Not experiencing spiritual growth? What are you going to change?
Try Jesus this week – see if something exciting happens. It will.
It might be time to get a new set of dice. Or maybe you want to keep saying, “Awwww…”
Jesus, let me try something new.