For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity. PROVERBS 24:16, NKJV
As we role our camels through the Egyptian desert, the camels stopped near the pyramids to get a drink of water. During part of this break, some of the camels peed on the sand. I know that sounds disgusting, but it is part of normal animal life. A few minutes later, my camel and the camel in front of me started to fight with each other. They started bumping each other and nibbling at each other, and at one point as they were jockeying for position, the rope between my camel and the front camel swung around and started to push me off my camel! Camels are pretty tall, and I was sitting at least seven feet off the ground. I really did not want to get knocked off my camel. It didn’t matter, though, because a few moments later I fell to the ground.
Fortunately, the ground was sandy and soft. Unfortunately, I landed on the spot where one of the camels had just peed. The hot desert sand had absorbed the majority of it already, but I was grossed out. My friends made sure I was OK, but once they saw I was fine, it was hard to resist the humor of what happened. They joked and teased as I got back on my camel, and laughed along with them.
Sometimes things happen in our lives that are simply part of life, but sometimes we take them way too seriously. There will be many moments in life when we need to brush off the bad things, move along, and no dwell on them, thinking it’s the end of the world. Satan will do everything he can to trip us up. GOD says when we fall, we are to get up again, repent, and ask for forgiveness, then dust ourselves off and continue on our way. Don’t dwell on the bad times or your sins. Put them behind you!