Once upon a time, actually not long ago, precisely eight years ago, I was writing my Bio lab exam for boards and out popped a question that I had never seen before.
I looked up from my paper and all eight of my classmates were turning around, looking at each other in complete oblivion.
Fumbling through my memory leaves this is somewhat it,
Why do you water plants before adding dry manure and not after?
I was clueless. Then I closed my eyes and prayed, “Lord, you are omniscient and omnipotent and you created all of this, so please tell me the answer”.
Then, out played the answer in my mind like a short movie.
Water being poured into a plant pot with manure, the dry manure absorbing it all up not letting any get to the roots and preventing osmosis.
This was it. That was the answer. And I smiled, not because I had a sure two points in my bag, but because the Almighty helped me. I know I did no deserve it, His help, yet He did and that’s how I know what grace is.
He loves you so very much and His grace is there to help you through anything you are going to face simply because of the fact that you are loved by the Most High. Even though you did not do anything to earn it, His love, His grace or His mercy, they come to you when you most need it, even when you don’t ask of it, He knows you and your needs and He wants to make you happy and let you know that He will always, always be there no matter what. All you gotta do is listen for His voice. In the storms of life, look out for that ray of sunshine peeking through the clouds and let him be the calm in your storm.
That day He was the friend who showed me an answer I did not know. I was all smiles outside post the exam because I was brimming with joy over the love that covered me.
And I am all smiles today because the God who gave Daniel all skillful knowledge and heavenly wisdom is also my God, and even though I am clueless now about the way I should go, He is there to guide me, and I am secure on the palm of his hand.