Sunday, March 6, 2016

Cursed...or blessed?

While kayaking in Florida, my phone fell in the water. Now this was not a disaster because I have it in a waterproof Lifeproof case on a lanyard. Smiling, I pulled it out of the water and went on my merry way. It is a battery case as well. Stay tuned for why this is important.

When I returned from kayaking, I plugged in my battery charging waterproof Lifeproof case...and it wouldn't charge. HMMMMM. That's odd. I opened the case to see if I could figure out why it wasn't charging. (This is a little like an ant climbing on an elephant to see if it could find a way to carry it.)

It wasn't charging because THERE WAS WATER IN MY WATERPROOF CASE. Miracle of miracles, the phone was undamaged. There wasn't a lot of water in there, but enough that it must have shorted the battery.

I called the Lifeproof hotline, who without question, immediately sent out another case. They told me it is VERY rare for their cases to leak, practically unheard of.

Aren't I lucky?

As I lamented the loss of my case, and now my concern of trusting other Lifeproof cases with my phone, I realized that I could look at this incident with two different lenses. The first lens is that Lifeproof cases never leak, yet MINE leaked. I am cursed.

The second lens is even though the case was destroyed, the valuable phone inside was unharmed.
I am blessed.

Then, I began thinking about how our bodies waste away, but God preserves our soul when we give our lives to Him. Our case will be destroyed, but the valuable soul inside is preserved. Suddenly, I didn't feel so bad. I am loved. The essence of me is loved and protected; though my wrinkled old body....not so much.

 I am blessed.
2 Corinthians 15-17
For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,…

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