Kirkham, 19th July 2006
Very often we say: "I did it. I am clever. I have ability to do something".
However, what did we do to be born? to be man or woman? to have these and not the other capabilities?
God says today: “Does the axe claim more credit than the man who wields it?”
It is God who revealed the hiding things to mere children.
It is God who sent a godless nation.
It is God who spoke against Assyria: “By the strength of my own arm I have done this and by my own intelligence”.
God makes in our life more things that we suppose. So maybe we should say today:
“Lord, we want to be your axe even though we think to be woodcutters".