Friday: 3rd May, 2019

1 Corinthians 15:1-8

1 Corinthians 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

Saint Paul does a good job mentioning a long list of forerunners to whom the Lord had appeared almost as though he wanted to take the spotlight off himself. Eventually, he mentions himself along with a weakness he determines was present from the moment of his birth. Regardless, only one thing mattered – the Lord appeared to Him also.

We often try the very best we can to present ourselves as the most disadvantaged. As the sickest of the lot, the poorest of the bunch, the youngest and most ignorant in the group or the weakest among a crowd. Whatever superlative that puts us away from the spotlight and to influence God to ignore us are the ones we aim for. Those are reasonable excuses we can offer, but as we see in the words of Paul, none of them seem to faze God.

Whenever we try to show him the worst parts of ourselves, to show Him how far away from Him we can fall and how how deep into darkness we can wander, He does the reverse. He chooses to remind us of who we are, where we can be and the best within us. It is as if God shouts out to us ‘that can not scare me off’.

My dear, God has seen humanity at our worst, yet sticks around because He knows what His best for us is. Our own descriptions of ourselves does not prevent God from from seeing us as He created us to be. We may fall along the wayside every now and then, strive to push Him further away but it is in those moments that He even draws closer.


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