Monday, February 07, 2011

I Got Nothin'

I stand in front of large wooden doors. My fist is poised to knock. My other hand hangs tentatively at my side. I have nothing to show. I have nothing to report. Whatever is expected on the other side, I don't have it.

But there's no turning back. There's no where else to go. Whatever I would try and do, these doors and what awaits on the other side would loom over me like my own personal rain cloud. I have to go in. I have to stand there and admit that I got nothin'.

One knock.

The doors open. A bright light illuminates the crack between the doors and widens in front of me. When my eyes adjust to the change, I step in. My hands are shaking so I place them behind my back. My head is down and I watch my feet walk across the floor.

I feel that kneeling is proper so I do that with my head still down. In a small voice, I announce that I have nothing to show. I've spent it all and I've brought nothing back.

"Jonathan," a familiar voice says, "you've sent it all ahead. Look at what you have earned me."

1 comment:

J said...

1Cr 1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
1Cr 1:28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,
1Cr 1:29 that no flesh should glory in His presence.

It is good to be an "are not", don't you think?