I accidentally got a laceration in my left wrist yesterday. I dropped a glass and I tried to save it but it was too late. I gripped on the bottom part of the glass but the top was already broken because it already hit the sink. It slipped off and the broken top part touched my wrist. Thanks God because the arteries were not hit.
I still went to the office. My mom put a bandage onto it. To make sure that it will not be infected, I went to the clinic for checkup. The doctor said that I needed to undergo debridement and repair of lacerations. Thanks God again because my HMO approved the procedure.
Thanks to God once more, because I have my spiritual family who prayed for me, my family who are caring for me, the doctor and the nurses who helped me.
Lesson I learned: Don’t anymore attempt to save the falling glass as it may hurt you.
Yes, it’s right. If you compare the cost of a glass to the hospital bills (if you don’t have HMO) and the damage you got, the hospital bills and the damage are greatly higher than the cost of a glass (which is just 30 pesos). It is not worthy to save a falling glass in exchange to the damage it may incur to you.
I just realized that somehow, at first glance, we can compare people to this falling glass. The unbelievers who do not know Jesus are like a falling glass, facing destruction or eternal death. I, who tried to hold and save the glass, am like us, Christians who are reaching out these people for them to know Jesus and be saved. There are times we are hurt when we reach out to them and share the gospel because of persecutions, rejections and their unbeliefs.
But there’s a big difference between the falling glass and these people…
It is the COST
The cost of a falling glass is roughly 30 pesos.
The cost of each person is the life of Jesus. God loves each one of us, believer or unbeliever. God sent us His only Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for us to be redeemed. And He rose again for us to gain eternal life. The persecution and the rejection we received is nothing compared to the blood of Christ shed to these people.
Because of this, we should not stop in reaching out these people, proclaiming the gospel of Christ to them. Be patient. Even though we are facing persecutions and rejections, don’t stop, continuously pray for them. Share to them how God loves them. And I believe that God will make a way for them to accept Him and have a relationship with Him and for them to experience His one of a kind love.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. – Colossians 3:12