So I had some issues this morning at work. I was really irritated that I had to go do something that had already been done by two other people! Why in the world should I have to waste time doing something over when I could be being productive instead? I admit I was more then a little upset about this, and this kind of thing happens all to often.
As I was on my way to the customer’s home, out of nowhere came thoughts about the Philippines…the very recent earthquakes. I have a friend there who posted on her blog about this (Joyce de vivre) earthquake and was actually in it. There is of course much damage and people have been killed.
Actually I know where the thoughts came from. The Holy Spirit sent them to me, I instantly felt so convicted…here I am so angry about some insignificant little thing, and there are people dying. Loved ones can’t be found; buildings and roads are gone. Bridges are damaged, rescue efforts are slow because of damage to roads and bridges…and I was so upset over something so trivial.
I prayed again for the Philippines and the people there, overwhelmed with the feeling that they are suffering and need our prayers…and by the fact that I need to keep a proper perspective on what is important in life.
If the only thing you do today is to put your life into proper perspective…you will have accomplished much.
Please pray for the Filipino people who have suffered devastation yet again.