Who’s Going to Release You?

Who’s going to release you?
.
Growing up, I remember going to watch my Uncle ride bulls and bullfight. The best memories were watching him as the clown as he saved the cowboy.
.
The bullfighters dressed as a clown, and after each bull ride, this person distracted the bull so the cowboy could escape the arena safely. My Uncle was that guy!
.
I could only imagine how long 8 seconds on the bull must have felt, then, however long it must have felt if you got hung up and tangled in the rope.
.
Imagine the aggressive bull tossing and spinning all while your hand is tangled up. The only thought would be,” Where is the bullfighter who’s going to save me?”
.
I think as we trudge through our roughest days, we sometimes feel like that lonely bull rider. We are trying to hang on for that 8-second ride. Sometimes we get thrown, tangled up earlier than we wanted, and we need help!
.
We may wonder where our Savior is. He is there, just like the bullfighter. We can’t always see Him because we are just trying to endure the pain as we are being dragged along by whatever curveball life has given us.
.
The most important part to remember, He is there. Just like the cowboy knew before he got on the bull—if things went bad, the bullfighter would be there to save him.
.
Our Father in Heaven gave us a Savior, too. That’s what we need to remember. We didn’t sign up for our ”bull ride” without knowing we would be provided a safety measure.
.
Just like the bullfighting careful monitors the cowboys ride, our Savior is monitoring our earthly journey here in mortality. He will come when we need him.
.
He’s going to let us enjoy our ride, but He will come when things go bad. He will also come when the ride is over—making sure we get back to safety, and we are out of harm’s way of ”the bull.”
.
He will be there to release us when we are snagged up. It will be important when that time comes to be able to listen to Him and Hear His instructions when He’s there to help free us.
.
”…That He may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy…” Alma 7:11–12

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s