Hindsight

By On Monday, 30 July 2018 11:22
Hindsight

You have possibly heard of the idiom ‘hindsight is 20/20’. Which means, looking back things that were not obvious from the onset now seem obvious; you are able to evaluate past choices more clearly than at the time of the choice. Now as a grown up i understand why my little niece gets a beating each time she flatly refuses to eat. In her little princess world eating is one of those menial chores that never seem to appear on her agenda, for she is busy tending to her kingdom; attending tea parties, donning royal gowns,  generally daunted by the huge task of daily giving her subjects an ideal to aspire to hehe. (Oh, sidebar have you guys watched the crown? Such a cool series!)  Anyways, so when her mum reminds her of this menial chore with the mighty red slipper(s) it all makes sense to me. Little princess usually obeys and chows down her meal just to keep the red slipper at bay, which makes sense because she  doesn’t have the luxury of hindsight like I do. One day when she’s all grown up she will look at some kid and wonder why they would refuse a meal.

If you think about it even from a believer’s stand point hindsight is always 20/20 that’s why even the most difficult of moments in our lives could be termed as blessings. When Jonah was swallowed by the whale the bible records in Jonah 1; 17 ‘ Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Again in Chapter 4 after the provision of a leafy plant to shelter Jonah from the sun Verse 7 reads; But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the plant so that it withered.

If you think about it the book of Jonah like all the other books of the bible was not written as the events were unfolding. It was written later. I wonder if Jonah thought of these events as the Lord’s provision as they unfolded.

It’s like getting nabbed by city council askaris in town and as I sit in their van I think to myself, ‘the Lord provided a city council van’.

Romans 8: 28 says 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

This for me is encouragement, to know that even the most frightful, painful moments are actually God’s provision though I might not see it. It may take a while for me to gain this sharply clarity but I know it will all work out for good.

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