“The important thing is to make the best use of one’s possessions and capabilities – there are still plenty left – and to accept the limits of the situation, by which I mean not giving way to feelings of resentment and discontent.” page 40I don’t know about you, but I have times in life when I am feeling so locked in by circumstances. I feel like I am chained and handicapped by work and family. I want to get out and soar. I feel trapped. At first Bonhoeffer shamed me. Compare our situations. He has a ten foot square cell. I have a world to explore.
Then Bonhoeffer inspired me. I thought about the verse in Proverbs I had just been reading and posting about. I found myself pondering. I allowed this giant of the faith to speak to me through the intervention of the Holy Spirit. He had his Bible and a few books. I have that. He had the hope of the living God in his heart. I have that. I found myself lifting up as on wings of eagles.
I thank God again for not only His Word and His Spirit, but for the giants of the faith that have left a testimony for us.
Blessings on your day.