I and my two buddies went off from our work yesterday a little late. While walking out under the bleak cloud and the rain downpouring, each of us compared the umbrella we were holding. One said," Ev, look at my umbrella, it has loose thread!". The other said, ' she can't comment coz hers is just new". And i said, " Mine is worn-out, with almost all parts are crooked and not at all in shape but i love this umbrella inspite! The happy faces painted on my umbrella seem telling me that it's alright!"
I long wanted to buy a new one to replace this worn-out umbrella, but each time i would begin to recall how much i went through being trapped by the heavy rain, i realize that this umbrella has stood with me and that we two have weathered the test of time.
But my story goes deeper than what i wanted to emphasize about my used umbrella. Beyond my realm of living, a worn-out umbrella has its true meaning. There was one time that i even forgot to bring it while i was caught by a heavy rain, i began to realize its importance and started missing it in my life in that instance. Having my worn-out umbrella was like having Jesus in my life. I know that there'd be couple of times when He was just there in my package that i forgot to give importance. And then when time come that i am challenged again with my daily struggle in life, how come it would amount that i only ended up looking for nothing else but Him. But there was no complain. Each time i would look at His reflection, he just seemed so happy and content while i am under His shed. Like the happy faces that are painted in my worn-out umbrella. How ashamed i have been at times over that realization!
I remember one book that i came across with and read one page that goes.." the problem with you is that when your life goes well, you think you're the only one in charge, but when you're sick and things in your life don't go well, you think you're not in charge! BUT I.."....from Jesus. The line hit me.
Do take time to notice who gave us what we are enjoying today...coz i am not even capable of telling you as my reader that this wisdom is mine BUT from Him....these are all borrowed..to HIM sole...thank God for this gift!