Friday, November 27, 2015

When Holding on Is Impossible

While preparing food, the thumb on my dominant hand decided it was done. It shrieked in pain and told me in no uncertain terms, it was retiring for the day. I seem to have sprained it deep at the base. Not everything hurts. Just everything an opposable thumb is best suited to oppose.

I always look for God's messages in the little details in life, because that is where I think He lurks. Anyone can find God in the big messages. I consider it an exciting daily challenge to find Him in the little ones.

The thumb sets us apart from most other creatures. It is the striking evolutionary advantage of most primates. We have opposable thumbs that can grip objects firmly. We can hold on tightly to the things we don't want to let go.

Unless the thumb is sprained. And then we can only hold on with excruciating pain.

So, let go, says God. Let go, and trust me to hold on to that which should be held.

Since I have little choice, I agreed.


Isaiah 41:13
"For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.' 

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