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Someone gets something, whatever it might be; a break on a purchase, a promotion, a job, something for free but you had to pay, and what pops into our mind or onto our lips, “Fine, but what about me”? I am collapsing under the weight of my life and everyone else is getting help.
Well, to be Christian, is to have trust, yes trust. We so often talk of faith, but forget that to have faith is to trust in God. He is our Heavenly Father; He will not abandon us, even in the darkest of times. He never has and never will.
There is a true story of an earthquake in Armenia in 1989. Many buildings collapsed, one of the buildings was a school which housed the son of a working man. The man told his son every day to never fear, “No matter what happens, I will always be there.” The father ran to the site and began digging with his bare hands. Someone said, “Forget it mister they are all dead.” But, the father continued to dig. He continued for thirty-eight hours, when all others gave up. Then he heard a grown through the wallboard. He pulled back the wallboard to reveal his son. The son turned to his friends who were with him and said, “See, I told you my father wouldn’t forget us.”
Our Father has not forgotten us, even if it feels sometimes like the world has crashed down on top of us; our Father will dig with his bare hands until we are found.
May the Peace of Christ be in you,
Thank you Lord Jesus, Come Holy Spirit