Friday, November 23, 2012

Mr. Miracles or Miss The Miracles?

Life is so unpredictable. Today you're driving the best cars, have a lovely spouse, travelling around the world and before anyone accuses you of being proud or smug you give a smile, repeat that mantra with all conviction, "God is good".

You did, at one time, believe God loved you and cared for you. That belief was carried and punctuated by a life of success financially and socially and physically. Then you loose your job, or health which destroyed your finances, your marriage and your social position.  Your safe and secure world falls apart. It seems like you were taught to believe God's love for you was solely demonstrated in large and grandiose events.  Parting the sea, bread from heaven, pillars of fire; all evidences of God at work, God's love for you. Yet in your greatest need you didn't have an Exodus experience. Now, you are desperately trying to find God's love for you in much smaller things, lesser events, maybe even in the common and mundane interactions with people and things. 

Miracles are fireworks. Life is a candle. Fireworks make big, beautiful displays of light in the sky. But they don't last. They might impress you at the moment, but they have no long standing effect. Candles are small, calm, silent, and perhaps dull. But they are consistent. They might not draw much attention, but they sure provide you with a lot of light. The Bible compares the soul of man to a candle. God's light. Psalm 119:105 says Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. When everything shuts down its a good time to get new direction from God's Word. Perhaps there is something you need to know or learn. The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. 6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. (Eccl 1:5) There will always be cycles of lack and abundance. The soul is the Godliness within us that sustains us. And it is a candle, it is constant, even when it is unpresumptuous.

Currently there may be no fireworks in your life. But there still is a candle. Learn to appreciate the value of the candle. When we cherish the candle, our life is warm and full of light. Always. Soon we learn how to use the candle to light the fireworks! May you experience that real soon.

Ijeoma Olujekun.

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