By Bob Prichard A tune was stuck in my
head. It was a jazzy clarinet tune. I
was racking my brain trying to figure out what it was, and where it came from,
when I happened to see a Land Rover TV commercial playing the tune. I had
picked up the tune without paying attention. Without even trying, our
minds scoop up what we see, hear, smell, and feel. God has created us in such a
way that we can remember an event from twenty-five years ago like it happened
yesterday. Knowing it is possible
for us to absorb so many things without even thinking about it, shouldn’t we be
extra cautious about where we go, what we do, and what we expose our minds to?
The more we fill our minds with good things, the more good things there will be
to well up into our conscious or unconscious minds. We need David’s attitude:
“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of
them!” (Psalm 139:17). The
song was “Baby Elephant Walk,” written by Henry Mancini for the 1962 movie
Hatari. Listen to it, and it will probably get stuck in your head, too! Why not
spend some time this week putting good things from God in your head!
- Bob Prichard serves as an elder and evangelist for the Hillview
Church of Christ in Birmingham, Alabama, since 2016. In his forty-five years of
preaching he has served churches in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Alabama.