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Scarecrow is a three part look at a Christian life allegorically using the scarecrow image. First, the scarecrow is separated from God by sin (dirty clothes) as we all are (Romans 3:23). Like everyone, the scarecrow must count the cost of following Jesus (Luke 14:28) and let go of fear of approaching God and even comfort and safety of what he knows as the "normal life." He does in fact open up to drink the Spirit of God (see 1 Corinthians 12:13) and God leaves nothing unchanged in him, instead giving him fullness in his self.

In our own lives, we can see apprehension at letting God have all of us, but we really cheat ourselves in this, because God is so ready to give us a life full of joy and peace and equip us with the divine power to live a life of godliness and sinlessness. (See 2 Peter 1, especially verse 3)

Secondly, the scarecrow sees God moving but simply watches, living his life on the sideline. In the final verse, he is on the tree, next to Jesus on the cross and knowing his own hatred and unforgiveness toward people, is amazed at the words of Jesus (who had so much more reason to hate his accusers) from Luke 23:34, "Father, forgive them, for do not know what they are doing."

In this final realization he cries out for the fullness of life in God and submission to serve Jesus, as he has seen the one person in the whole world that was willing to serve man unto death for all the sins and complacency and separation from God that he could do. For only such a man as Jesus is worth giving your whole life for.