May 22, 2020

1 Peter 5:6-11 … “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time.” vs. 6

The longer we live in this world the more likely it is that we will come to understand the virtues of humility. We just don’t have all the answers and we don’t have solutions to every problem. Some things are beyond the capacity of human minds to comprehend or figure out. Naturally, some of our more arrogant politicians seem incapable of such thinking, but that shouldn’t stop the rest of us from humbly bowing our hearts and minds before the Lord of the Universe, and acknowledging that there’s more to life than our puny concerns and desires. In the scale of time each of us gets only a brief moment in which to shine and strut our stuff, and then our day is over, and a billion more take our place. That doesn’t mean our experience of life should be disdained or diminished! Our short moments of existence are precious and holy, an incredible gift from the Creator, and those minutes and years are to be cherished above all else. And as we learn to humbly give God thanks, Peter reminds us that God has even more in store for us. One day the humble will be exalted and in the fullness of time we will be drawn into the miraculous unity of the Christ, the one who is the beginning and the end.

Thought for the Day: What breeds arrogance in us?