Sometimes I come across people with enormous wealth and power.
Many wield it like they own it and deserve it.
I wonder sometimes with billions of other people in the world without adequate food, water, plumbing, medicine, or a solid roof over the heads, how the mighty can think they are above it all.
Do they look around–do they see anyone else but themselves?
They seem drunk with themselves and what they have–and very overconfident.
Worshipping self and all the honor and materialistic success–they forget where it comes from and what they are supposed to be doing with it to help others.
Yet, G-d and His angels can strike in but a split second.
Those that are high and mighty can be brought low and those that are in the depths of despair can be uplifted.
But at the will of G-d Almighty.
At the top, people may erroneously think and come to believe that they are smarter or more deserving–and so what’s theirs is theirs for the taking and keeping.
They think “To hell” with everyone else–they are the little people.
Perhaps, they even come to enjoy squashing them underfoot.
They really believe and savor the power and even think it’s forever.
Yet the wheel of life turns and often abruptly–illness, accidents, misfortune…it comes seemingly from nowhere when G-d breaths justice.
How silly of the powerful and wealthy to think they are the untouchable and the forever mighty.
G-d sees the good and the bad in the people–and ultimately, there is no escape from the King of Kings.
Wealth and power are earthly and fleeting, but the will of G-d is all that endures.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)