Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Humpty Dumpty

Britain's Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge , England - a visitor to the museum tripped on his shoelace and fell down a stairway. crashing into three Chinese vases that had been sitting on a window beside the staircase for 40 years before the man's spill knocked them off and shattered them. The vases date from the late 17th or early 18th century. The vases, donated in 1948, were said to hold a "significant value" and were among the best known pieces on display.
I Corinthians 10:12 says "let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall." Sometimes in life we fall. Sometimes we fall in a very public and destructive way. It is nearly impossible to know the impact of one's fall. broken families, shattered testimonies, scarred children. All priceless, and nearly impossible to repair. Jude finishes his short New Testament Letter this way.. "Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy..." In truth, God is the only one who can keep us from falling. Let us all hang on to His mighty capable hands.