We Get Up
8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes, he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. 9 For three days he was blind and did not eat or drink anything.
In the year of 2000, Singer Donnie McClurkin released the song We Fall Down but We Get Up. This songs was sang across the country in church encouraging Christian each week. We all know the lyrics: We fall down but we get up, For a saint is just a sinner who fell down and got up. The positive message in this song helped many people who had fallen in sin encouraging them to know that even though they are down, not to stay down but to get back up and keep going.
This is abruptly correct, as a Christian we are able to get back up and keep going but we never talk about what life is like when we get up. When we get back up all the problems that brought us down hasn’t disappeared. They are still present and has to be dealt with to move forward. This is where Saul find himself in our scripture today.
In the previous verse Saul was knocked off his horse by a bright light and we find him now getting up off the ground, but he is unable to see. We cannot be afraid of the process after getting up. Because of the sin in Saul past he had to suffer through his process to see the benefits of going down. As we can see in the scripture Saul had help getting through the process, he was not in it alone. We must remember that we are going to get up out of our mess and move forward.
That process of moving forward is not always going to be a pleasant one but we can’t push away the people God will send to help us get through whatever life throws our way. Going through the process after getting up is beneficial to the building of our character and helping us not to go back to a moment where we are falling down again. Because none of us want to hear those words Get Back Up Again, Get Back Up Again. God Bless
Deacon Kevin Webb
Unfailing Love Christian Church
4068 Maffitt Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63113, USA