Yesterday at this time, I was sitting in the boardroom at work with the country’s chief, the Minister of Education and Permanent Secretary as a member of my organization’s senior management team. The prime minister had just completed a tour of the organization and we were chatting, laughing and updating him, followed by light refreshments.
Today, I am lying on my mother’s couch, not long ago having returned from the doctor. My body is in a totally different zone. It is the second such episode of this nature in less than a year. I won’t go into details, but I didn’t have the best of nights and needed special assistance throughout the night and morning. Had I been in this condition yesterday, I would have certainly not been able to robustly participate in such an important visit.
Yesterday’s strength is like a vapour and I rest here on this couch BUT for the grace of God! Yesterday, I felt so full of life! It makes me ponder on the fact we are BUT flesh and blood. It is so important to not boast in our own natural strength. People have dropped dead on the job or woke up fine and by evening have been hospitalized. There is even the story of a young man who fainted during a basketball game and today is a quadriplegic. I am reminded of the text in James 4 v 14 which says, “…for what is your life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vainisheth away.”
I encourage you today to humble yourself before the Lord because, “…in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17 v 28). We are but dust and to dust we shall return: black, white, educated, illiterate, poor, middle class, rich….it does not matter. Think not that you exist on your own accord. We cannot take another breath unless He gives us power.
Think on these things.
Growing in Christ,