Mere Mortals

Tuesday-July 19, 2011

Jean Carne 1978, “Now that you know how I feel about you, don’t let it go to your head, no.” I remember it like it was yesterday. I can tell you today that the song was about relationship, about revealing one’s love to another only to find that the other seems to take advantage of the love. Back then I didn’t have much of a clue since I didn’t have much of a relationship but today I can tell you that in this spiritual relationship, we are the other. The gifts God freely gives us sometimes goes straight to our head and not our heart. We often don’t use our gifts through the works that we do for others and God’s glory goes unnoticed because we are too busy basking in our own. Paul never once lost sight of the fact that this gift of love on his life did not suddenly make him deserving of adoration from mortals such as himself but rather a vessel to let other people know how God feels about his creation and whatever glory and sacrifice we offer is to God and God alone. His glory first then becomes our glory.

Acts 14:1-18 When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!”