I’ve been really upset at work lately. Adults behave like children, sometimes in an even more juvenile manner than kindergarteners. Tempers are thrown, attitudes shown. Glory is taken when the work was done by others. Credit is not shared with co-workers. Boasting and shouting about all good work, also known as ‘wayang’, is the norm.
In short, many who believe they are Demi-gods, mini gods or semi gods.
So I’ve been in a funk about the injustice and depravity shown. Ever since sin came into the world, it’s been unfair, unjust.
But today, I read how an old time preacher Charles Spurgeon was comforted after a great fire broke out on 19 October 1856, claiming the lives of many that fateful morning. He was preaching in the new hall that could house thousands. And it was gone. Lives lost.
And in his first message after that fateful morning, he said,
The text I have selected is one that has comforted me, and in a great measure, enabled me to come here to-day—the single reflection upon it had such a power of comfort on my depressed spirit. It is this:—”Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Many things on this earth will disappoint us. But we have hope. We have the sure hope that one day, all will bow to Jesus. And that’s what really matters, knowing that all things, peoples and events of this world are subject to Jesus.
So it’s with this attitude that I’m returning to work tomorrow. New day, new challenges, more nonsense. Knowing God’s sovereign will keep me going.