Today has been quite a challenging day. When I went downstairs to the family room this morning, I noticed a peculiar line on the ceiling that appeared wet. To my surprise, when I retrieved the step ladder, I realized it felt slightly damp.
Oh boy! I have encountered a problem. After numerous texts and calls, I have arranged for someone to come and investigate the issue by tearing through the ceiling to locate and fix the root cause. However, I now need to find another individual to replace the drywall on the ceiling.
This wasn't one of many issues I faced today. However, I felt deeply grateful to Jesus as I acknowledged His wisdom, preparation, and comforting reminder that He has everything under control with His capable hands.
Fast forward, instead of focusing on my studies, my heart started contemplating the lesson of unexpected events. It's easy to become complacent when things seem to be going smoothly. However, when challenging moments arise, we often find ourselves questioning the reasons behind them.
As I looked up at the ceiling, it sparked thoughts of introspection. It brought to mind the presence of an issue. How should we handle it? Should we cover it with a superficial solution, ignore it, and continue? Or should we have the courage to dig deeper, beyond the surface, through the difficulties and messiness, to uncover the root of the problem?
While we prioritize the expertise of specialists when it comes to addressing structural issues in our buildings or maintaining our physical health, it's worth considering how seriously we take the same level of care for our well-being. How deeply do we nurture our bodies, minds, and spirits to address any underlying concerns?
Well, back to Socrates. Here's to a peaceful and educational evening.
Isaiah 64:8 O, Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter, and we all are the work of Your hand.
God, You are my Father, and I am like clay in Your hands. You have the power and authority to shape and mold me according to Your divine plan. I recognize Your sovereignty and humbly submit to Your will. -Amen