I was going to walk three blocks to corner store
When all of a sudden a major cramp came in my leg
Ohh, how a simple short walk became impossible
It reminded me
Doing some everyday routine things can be taken for granted
But get sick, or unable to perform them,
And the simplest task can become a major task
I used to hear about athletes not playing due to a small bodily injury like a sore toe
And I’d think, how trivial
How could something that small prevent you from playing
But then I experienced a toe injury
And while the body part is small
The pain is huge
And it prevents you from doing a lot of things
I feel like thanking God more now
To be able to do simple things with ease
Simple things can be overlooked blessings
Sometimes we want or pray for major stuff or miracles
Not realizing the greatest blessings are already with us.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you
The above verse reminds me to thank God for every blessing and not to overlook the daily routine blessings He gives me everyday.
Psalms 75:1 (To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.) Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
How was that possible we kept asking?
As there was no logical explanation
It had to be because of divine attention
I mean year end and year out
Everything was kept flawlessly
Despite being in a location not known for safety
It had to be because of God’s angels watching
I’ve been in situations where I desperately needed a helping hand
And in a split second, some stranger came to assist me
Angels take on different forms
I say in the moment of need, some people are just like angels
I remember being reluctant to go somewhere
Because I had to go by myself
Then I took comfort in Psalm 91:11 1
That angels would be watching over me.
1 Psalms 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
The Covid 19 pandemic brought many changes to the way we normally live; including the way we held church. When church went virtual, at one point I asked; what are we going to do with all these church clothes? As things got better, churches began to have in person services again but it’s not the same as prior to the pandemic. Services are not as long, auxiliary groups are still meeting online, seats are not filled to capacity, etc.
One thing that is the same, at least for me, is dressing up for church. I still wanna go through the ritual of picking out my best looking clothes and making sure they are color coordinated and of course clean. As it’s a special feeling to look presentable before the Lord in His house. It reminds of the scripture where the Lord told Moses to let the people wash their clothes as the were going before the Lord the next day. So while church service may changed, dressing up for church for me has not.
Scripture reference: Exodus 19:10
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes.