We look at average people who stumble and fall all over themselves and we often look down on them. ‘What’s wrong with them?’ We ask. We shyly turn away as though we didn’t see anything, or we try to hide our snickering from them. I am guilty of that.
It was around this time of year. Fall harvest was in full swing. As usual, I was riding the combine with my dad. It was basically a yearly tradition growing up. I don’t remember what year it was, or how old I was. I believe I was 16 or 17 at the time. My dad had to jump out of the combine to unclutter the grain head that feeds the crop into the combine. When he was finished he jumped up on the ladder into the combine again and missed his step. Down he went! His hat went flying and he got up, dusted himself off and smiled at me to let me know he was okay. ‘Where’s my hat?!’ He exclaimed. It had fallen into the corn head of the combine. I know it’s not funny, and I know I shouldn’t have, but I snickered when I saw him stumble. I snickered because it reminded me of a Charlie Chaplin move! He just shook it off like nothing happened and we went about the day.
Charlie Chaplin used to make a living doing that! If you go to www.youtube.com and type in Charlie Chaplin you will be brought to this video, as well as many others. He truly was one of the greats and he made a living out of stumbling all over himself.
So, if you feel like you are stumbling, mumbling, fumbling and bumbling, not to worry!! God has a great purpose for your folly.