Molehills and mountains - Hope 103.2

Molehills and mountains

By David ReayWednesday 9 Oct 2013LifeWords DevotionalsFaithReading Time: 0 minutes


Read Matthew 6:25-27

25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink,or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food,and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns,for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? (NLT)

Many years ago,a passenger aircraft crashed into the Everglades with heavy loss of life. It crashed because the flight crew were preoccupied with whether a small globe in one of the flight instruments was faulty or not. They became distracted by this one relatively minor issue to such a degree that they neglected to monitor the aircraft altitude. It was losing height steadily and finally crashed to the ground before they could remedy the situation.

We can become overcome by relatively small problems and challenges. We let them distract us from the larger issues. We feel God lets us down in some of these minor areas and forget what he has done in the one major area: our prospect of eternal relationship with him. We may conclude life is just one big dose of misery because a series of small upsetting things besets us.

Perhaps we need to cultivate a ‘shrug of the shoulders’ mentality at times. So what if the train is late. Big deal if the computer has a problem. Is it the end of the world if someone speaks harshly to me? Is boredom at work such a big deal? Does this persistent head cold spell the end of civilisation as we know it?

In our life we will have many mountains to climb. Let’s save our energy for them rather than wasting our energies on molehills.

David Reay