Recently, I was on a flight to New York. I was sitting in an aisle seat. The middle seat was empty, and a young woman was sitting in the window seat. She caught my attention because she was what I would call “edgy.” She was dressed very flashy, had a purple streak dyed into her hair, and was wearing sunglasses during the flight. She put off this “Don’t mess with me because I am way too cool.” vibe. As we were getting ready to land, the flight got very bumpy. Suddenly, the woman leaned forwarded and vomited all over her feet and the floor. I found an airsick bag and handed it to her, which she gladly accepted. By the time we finally landed, the sunglasses were off, her chic hairdo was a mess, and she was looking sick and embarrassed. Her “too cool” vibe was gone. She was human after all.
We are all like this young woman in some ways. We put on an exterior shell to protect our interior vulnerability. We don’t want people to get too close, or see who we really are. But in the end, we are all human. We all struggle with the same challenges of life. God is not fooled by our act for one second. There is nothing we can hide from Him. We are all vulnerable. We all need help. That is why Christ came to save us, because we could not save ourselves. Remember that when you are feeling vulnerable, scared, or uncertain. We all need help, we can’t do it all on our own. We need Jesus. Let Him save you everyday.
Therefore, he is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he lives forever to make intercession for them. – Hebrews 7:25
Originally posted 2014-09-08 06:00:46.