Most of the time we tend to think of the hurdles in our life as an obstacle. However, not all hurdles are meant to be overcome; some of them exists because they have one purpose – to keep you from committing a mistake or a sin.
There was this person whom we shall call “John.” He is a skilled dealer residing in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. His business deals with supplying soda drinks to beaches in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.
His business goes along smoothly until one day when a friend of his offered him to join in an investing company with the promise that with enough recruits, his money will be triple the amount he invested in. With other incentives and some convincing powers, John enthusiastically joined the program. However, when he is about to pay the registration fee (amounting to PHP 5 000) the ATM locked up with his card on it. It took him 2 days before he was able to get his card because it was Friday night when he withdrew the cash.
John soon realized that God is protecting him ever since. The next evening, his friend called, crying at the other end of the phone line, that the owner of the company ran away with their money. Had John invested the money on it, he too may become a victim of the deception.
This is a perfect example of God’s arms protecting us. He used the limitations of human technology to protect John from an insidious scam that nearly victimized him. God’s protecting arms is all-encompassing and powerful that even the worst of the calamities that we will face, whether man-made or natural, or even our own mistakes, will be unable to harm us.
God’s love towards humanity has been shown not only in common situations but also when Christ carried the cross to free us from our sins and to give us the gift of salvation. His sacrifice protected us from our own sin, yet at the same time showing us that God’s love is never-ending and the vileness of our trespasses.
God’s protection all we need in this life to keep us from the danger of our own actions and of this world.
As we face the calamities and the troubles we have now, let us continue to ask God to protect us from danger and to keep us away from sin.