Rubber Meets the Road
2 Samuel 22:31-37
Thought for Today: “There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death” (Proverbs 14:12 NLT).
Freezing drizzle had left a coating of ice that made the trees and grass sparkle. Forecasters were telling everyone to stay home, sip a cup of hot chocolate, and enjoy the view. Loving a challenge, William felt excitement, not fear, as he backed out of his driveway and heard the voice on the radio say, “Don’t even think about driving to work.”
At the intersection, he slowed enough to be sure no one was coming and ignored the red light. If he stopped, he might not have traction to get going again. Crossing the long bridge, he coasted without touching the accelerator or brake. Feeling safe, he took a deep breath and immediately went into a spin. After wiping out a road sign, he came to a stop, facing the bridge and the oncoming traffic.
Do we believe Christianity is like driving clear roads where the tires have a firm grip on the pavement? No, we can still face challenges. We may slip and slide, have a breakdown, or crash. How, then, is there any difference in the way the rubber meets the road? The answer is, when we become his servant, share our testimony, and reach the end of our journey, we will have life.
Prayer: Lord, let me see clearly the eternal reward I have in serving you. Amen.
Frank Ball / Anchor Church © 2005
I got this as an email from a friend of mine over at The Wittenburg Door chat closet (Al Speegle...drop by his website! http://www.geocities.com/alspeegle) It came just as the feces was hitting the ventilator. God's timing is...unique.