One morning I was about to make breakfast, so I washed my hands in the sink and dried them on a kitchen towel and then hung it over the handle of the oven where I was working. I was about to crack an egg into the pan on the stove, when the egg slipped through my fingers and dropped. I didn’t want to look down because I just knew it was splattered on the floor at my feet. But when I did look down, I was surprised to see that the egg had landed in the perfect place, safely in the folds of the kitchen towel that I had just hung in that exact spot only minutes ago. My immediate response was surprise that the egg had not broken, but then to chuckle to myself and thank God for giving me that little object lesson. Psalm 143:8 ESV says “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.”
We live in a fallen world where hardships are inevitable, and like the egg we live in fragile bodies, but if we are children of God and we have put our trust in Him, then like the kitchen towel he promises to be there to catch us. Psalm 37:23-24 ESV says “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.” The lesson that God gave me that morning was to remember that I am not alone and God is there to catch me when I fall, and also that I must trust in His provisions, because He is the Master Planner. Who are you putting your trust in today?
In Christ alone,