As I was rushing downwards I had the presence of mind to use both hands to push against the ground so that it would somehow break the momentum of my fall, but it was kind of a second late because I found out that both my feet were already soaked on dirty, smelly, murky water. I immediately pulled myself out of that pit and head straight to the closest source of running water around and washed my sneakers and some portions of my pants. I got some minor bruises on my hands and legs and so I asked my colleague if I could go home for a while to change my clothes and be back after lunch.
It’s definitely the most embarrassing moment of my life. Being in a situation where I least expected the most would happen to me made me feel so uncomfortable, I felt all of a sudden all eyes were on me and I didn’t know what to do. “What’s this?” I asked myself, the feeling of your feet being soaked deep on the dirt of people was so humiliating, I will not forget the horrifying smell my socks bore that time.
But somehow that experience made me remember one important lesson in my life… I was reminded of a person who shared the same experience as I did, only it was a hundred folds worst than what I experienced. My embarrassment when I fell on that pit was no match for how degrading people have treated Him, the humiliation I got was not even close to what he had when his robe was being torn apart by the roman soldiers and even before he was being nailed on a log he suffered wounds, cuts and lacerations so deep he could hardly walk. I was reminded how God loved me what the Son had to go through because of that love.
Is 54:10 God assured his people that even if the mountains be shaken and the hills being removed, never will His unfailing love depart from us.
Lam 3: 32
God is love and since He lives eternally, so is His love will endure forever.