My other friend, Dale Byers, sent a note to me. I share it with you, my other friend, to perhaps shine a light along the path you are journeying:
There is a little poem that I saw on the wall of a bakery. “As you ramble on through life my brother, whatever be your goal. Keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole.”
How often we misjudge people due to missing their many qualities because we focus on some missing part. Age should teach us that we all have a little something missing. Sometimes the “missing” is in the brain, but there are myriads of other things that may be somewhere, but only God knows the somewhere.
A man who saved me from drowning when I was six years old had lost the part of his arm from the elbow down. He was referred to as “One arm Alec.” That’s about all most knew about Alec. He had part of his arm missing. His swimming ability, near Olympic level, was recognized by people in Poland, his place of birth. I discovered when I was a teen, that his IQ was more than a bit above the Mensa number. (140).
More outstanding characteristics of Alec could be noted, yet most people only knew about the part of his arm that was gone.
Christians around the world are surrounded with opportunities beyond measure to make an impact on their niche of civilization, yet many see only the vacancies, like never being able to fill the slot left vacant by the late Billy Graham.
As I understand life, we all are like donuts, and we worry about this too much. A human without something missing, physically, mentally or spiritually would no more be human than a donut can be a donut without the hole.
The bulk of humanity has an important part missing, described by Blaise Pascal:
“There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied by any created thing, but only by God the Creator made known through Jesus Christ.”
A person may be missing a part of an arm, leg, be mentally or emotionally deficient, and come to understand that which is missing is nothing compared to the vacuum in the heart. Thankfully Christ will fill the void for whoever sincerely asks.
Copyright (2018) Larry Lilly
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