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Monday, December 31, 2007

Check Ourselves

A few hours from now will be New Year's Eve. While waiting for that most awaited hour, have you tried to sit down and check yourself?

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."
James 1:12 (NIV)

A tourist in one of his trip to Israel, was amazed to hear a young Jewish man recite his family lineage back fourteen generations. She reflected upon her own family tree and realized that she could only trace her own lineage back five generations. She concluded,God is the only one who knows my beginning from my ending.
Ultimately, that is true for each person. No one fully knows what another has experienced early in life, or what genetic influences may be brought to bear in a person's life because of the behavior of his or her parents and other ancestors. A part of each person will always remain a mystery, only known to God alone. Below is a very beautiful poem which I think we should come to think and ponder. These are very true actions in our daily lives. Many of us in one way or the other may be guilty of this. Let's check it out.

Don't find fault with the man who limps
Or stumbles along life's road,
Unless you have worn the shoes he wears,
Or struggled beneath his load.

There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt,
Though hidden away from your view,
The burdens he bears, if placed on your back
Might cause you to stumble too.

Don't be too hard on the man who errs,
Or pelt him with wood or stone,
Unless you are sure - yes, double sure,
That you have no fault of your own.


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