In case you haven’t heard, the NASA satellite didn’t land on me.
Did I really expect it to? Well….no.
That didn’t stop me from thinking about what it would have been like for this to happen. Here are a few of those thoughts:
1. My cell phone service would have been amazing. Until it landed on me. I don’t know what all of my bones breaking simultaneously would sound like, but the person talking to me would have heard it with stunning clarity.
2. I wonder if I would have tried to run away from it and if I would have been successful. I’m not what you might call “fleet of foot.” I can imagine looking up at it coming toward me and deciding not to run. Why wear yourself out right before you die? Am I right?
3. Maybe I should eat chicken-n-dumplins every day until it lands. It would be pretty lame to be annihilated by a falling satellite right after eating a corn dog.
4. Which picture of me would the local media use when reporting the story? On a related note–I need to have more pictures taken of me so they would have more to choose from if this ever really happens.
5. If it lands on me, I hope the site of the “incident” is called Cannon’s Crater. Or Cannon’s Canyon. Or Matt’s Mudhole. Or Big Ugly’s Big ‘Ol Hole. You know, something cool.
6. Would it have been a big enough deal for my name to trend on Twitter and for the president to show up at my funeral? And which one of these would be the most impressive?
7. I should check my life insurance policy to see if it covers “being crushed by a falling satellite.” I bet it doesn’t.
Even though I thought about it some, I wasn’t really worried. I don’t usually worry things like this. I’m also pretty good at trusting God with the big stuff. It is usually the little stuff that makes me worry.
God revealed something to me about this while I was praying recently.
While I have a lot of faith in what God CAN do, I do not have a lot of faith in what God WILL do. It is not His strength that I doubt when I worry, it is His goodness.
This revelation was followed by confession and repentance as well as a committment to trust God’s goodness moment by moment.
Maybe you need to do the same thing. If so, go ahead.
You’ll be glad you did.
What thoughts did you have about the falling satellite?
What has God revealed to you recently?