I was talking with my mother this morning and she told me a story. This morning she let my little brothers go outside for recess. (Mom home schools the boys). Caleb (who is 7) fell out of a tree that he was climbing in. He landed on his rear end. He started to cry and then started saying, “I’m Alive!!, I’m Alive , I’m Alive” in his Jacques Cousteau voice. My guess is that Daniel was cracking up, which encouraged Caleb all the more. Because as the boys were walking back to the house he continued to say he was just happy to be alive.
This reminded me of life. Sometimes we slip, we stumble, we fall,
but if we can keep the perspective that there is so much more than that one situation in this life. That we do have life… And our relationship with God is just that, a relationship; a walk, a journey shall you say. Now I do realize that life is really all of the little things added up. I understand that God is as delighted with the garbage man who works heartily unto the Lord, as he is the Pastor who studies for a Sunday morning sermon. I just know that too often, I get bogged down by the small things.
So be like Caleb today.
Although you may fall, and it might hurt, a bit or a lot, don’t fail to remember that you are alive and that if you do know Jesus as your Savior, He is with you shining through every circumstance.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is see, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18