(April 14) The Abundant Life -- John 10:10

Updated: Apr 16, 2018

In the book, “When the Game is Over It All Goes Back in the Box,” John Ortberg describes a high-powered businessman who was running his company and trying to control every detail of his world. He writes that “only one microscopic detail escaped his attention. An artery that had once been as supple as a blade of grass was now as dry as plaster and as stiff as old cement.” He goes on to say that “every cigar, every pat of butter, every angry world, every irritation-filled drive in the car, every self-preoccupied thought had done its work. Quietly, efficiently, irresistibly, his body was preparing to do him in.” The man’s heart then skipped a beat, then another. As he clutched his chest in pain, his mind had clarity for the first time in many years. Ortberg writes these startling words: “Even though he sat at the top of a hundred organizational charts, it turns out he wasn’t even in control of his own pulse. Funny thing: thousands of employees on multiple continents would obey his every word with fear and trembling. But a few ounces of recalcitrant muscle brought him to his knees.”