I was talking to my best friend a while back, expressing a sense of exhaustion in maintaining faith, and not just my own faith, but the friends around me. The constant ebb and flow of trusting God’s realness and His participation in our lives.

Suddenly, I had a picture in my minds eye of God in a room surrounded by hundreds of spinning toy tops, all of which represented our faith momentum.

The ones slowing down and peetering out are in jeopardy of loosing their faith. The little girl represents that childlike faith that we are called to and the welcoming chair that by its presence says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”


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Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown

Melanie does not claim to be a writer, but she does have a lot of stories to tell. She loves the idea of a platform where she can share them. Melanie grew up in the Tri-Cities and then moved away for a really long time. She’s a Filmmaker, Producer, and honey bee enthusiast.

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  • Suzy Garza Higley

    I enjoyed that very much. I am at a point where my top has lost some of that momentum and I’m desperately trying to will it to be fast and strong again. The great thing about your image is that it really speaks to all of it, doesn’t it? The chair. The open waiting comfort of His peace, that is within reach. The child. when it was so easy to believe. The tops. all those tops, to me, show years and years of life taking it’s toll on my body, mind …and especially my spirit. It is exhausting to maintain it, But I never want to lose faith. Because I still remember, even if it’s not as strong now…that comfort and peace that warmed my heart with absolutely certainty of His truth. I don’t judge others who don’t feel as I do. But I feel it’s true and worth fighting for. Thanks for your honesty on this. I totally relate. 🙂

  • melanie

    Suzy! I’m so grateful for your feedback, it encourages me! Thank you for your kindness and your sweet heart.