"And they will say, 'Because they abandoned the covenant of the LORD, the God of their ancestors, which he had made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt, ...'" - Deuteronomy 29:24
The umbrella did its job and kept us dry as we arrived at our destination. As we tried to close it, though, each spoke broke one-by-one and poked into the fabric. Our trustworthy umbrella was now a mass of sticks and prongs. We planned to "just lose it somewhere." We spotted an umbrella stand so decided to leave it there.
A few hours later, we noticed that all the umbrellas in the stand had returned to their respective owners, except for a single dilapidated one. Each successive day, we noticed our deserted umbrella, isolated and awaiting its owner in the umbrella stand. It looked so sad and wretched, alone and abandoned.
Do we take care of each other like we took care of this umbrella? Will we leave someone alone and abandoned because they became old and weary? Do we just "lose it somewhere" when we look the other way instead of helping a person in need? What decision will you make?
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."