Left-handed people have it tough. Making up just ten percent of the population, they live in a hostile world. We raise our right hands in court, drive on the right side of the road, and read from left to right. Everyone wants to be right; no one wants to be left.
Lefties are more prone to anger, alcoholism, and time in prison. But they are also more artistic, creative, and highly intelligent. For that, they have been given their own day. August 13 is International Left-Handers Day.
There was one man in the Bible identified as left-handed. His name was Ehud. You can read about him in Judges 3. The people of Moab had persecuted Israel long enough. God sent Ehud to do something about it. He climbed to the rooftop of the Moabite king, Eglon, who was an obese man. Ehud quietly pulled out his 18-inch sword and thrust it into his oversized belly. The king died, Israel was free, and Ehud’s name would be forever etched into the annuls of the greatest lefties of all time.
Recovery Step: Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in? We have all been there. We are left-handed in our own ways, from time to time. But a sword in the right left-handed hand can be a dangerous thing!