Yesterday, after grocery shopping, I was half way home when I realized my 18-flawless, all-natural eggs were accommodating my trunk space, intermingled amongst other seemingly impenetrable items of importance. Quickly recognizing the apparent predicament, speed was decreased, turns were slow and meticulous, and gentle stops plagued my journey home. As methodical as the trip became, the more cognizant I became of my surroundings, specifically other drivers. Some may have been infuriated, some may have been annoyed, and some may haven’t even thought differently; or they may have been simply indifferent and unmoved.
Instantly, I realized it was no longer about the eggs; it was no longer about the principle to get the eggs home safely. Instead, just as God continues to show perspective through a new lens each and every day; today, the catalyst was a measly package of eggs.
Now you have this elementary, yet necessary picture in your head; what’s the importance? What’s the significance?
As mentioned above, I became conscious not only of the drivers around me being frustrated and confused by my highly conservative driving, but also recognized their unfamiliarity and distant perspective they had on my predicament. They didn’t know me. There’s no position to hold that would recognize something as little, yet profoundly important and fragile my baggage was.
These infirm, easily hurt, particular constituents were personal, they were unknown, they were in fact unique to my car and life only. These eggs resemble our personal life. We all travel through rough times. We ALL experience hardships, whether that’s a loss of a friend, family, or relationship, we cannot go about the world, being disciples of the Lord to the rest of the world if we aren’t considerate and accommodating to others. Some people may be going through the toughest season of their life and even though we aren’t aware of their eggs in the trunk, we can transform and alter their day by simply holding the door open, helping them with their groceries, or just saying ‘God Bless You.’
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’-Acts 20:35
Believers go through tough times too. Even though we may be exhausted or unsettled, we still must serve others as the Lord designed us, with respect, love, kindness, and courtesy. Just remember, we’re all imperfect. We will mess up. We will have those moments of inferior treatment towards others or regrets, but the next person God brings along, it’s your time to shine for them and most importantly, Jesus Christ.
We weren’t meant to let these eggs break, but instead, encourage, empower, support, and confirm their existence. We ALWAYS want them to safely navigate their burdensome climate with their eggs unscathed and unbroken.