I Need Crossbars

Reading Exodus 26 – the instructions for making the tabernacle – the portable house of worship – a symbol of God’s presence with Israel. Skilfully woven blue, purple and scarlet curtains with pictures of cherubim worked into them were hung on wooden frames with silver bases and crossbars made of acacia wood…  

Musing… ‘crossbars’… a metaphor…

Crossbar: the horizontal metal bar between the handlebars and saddle on a man’s bicycle. It forms a triangle in the bicycle’s frame; triangles are strong shapes; a traditional bicycle design is strong because it is made of triangles.

I need crossbars in my life… to give me strength

Crossbar: the foundation of a car’s roof-rack system. Two extended bars that run across the width of the vehicle, provide support to luggage and baggage put on the car…  

I need crossbars in my life… to provide me with support

Musing… unhelpfully…

Crossbar: a local pub where there are constant arguments…

Crossbar: A conversation between group of dissatisfied, disgruntled sheep…

I don’t need those Crossbars…

Musing… back on track…

Crossbar: a collection of switches, in electronics and telecommunications, arranged in a matrix configuration… A crossbar switch has multiple inputs and outputs… It was the basis of early telephone exchanges.

I need crossbars in my life… to process the mass of information I receive

Crossbar: the horizontal bar between the two upright posts of a goal in football. I need crossbars to define my goals – New Year’s resolutions, today’s to-do list, promises I make to myself and others.

I need crossbars in my life… to form my goals

Musing… relating to my faith…

Crossbar: the part of the cross that the victim carried. The upright part of the cross was permanently mounted in the crucifixion area… Musing on Jesus… the cross of suffering sacrifice… The crossbar… stretched out arms of loving embrace.

I need that crossbar in my life… The symbol of God’s presence… giving me strength and support… helping me process stuff… forming my goals… constantly embracing in love.

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