Monday, April 25, 2011

Following the line

His rigid frame held the steering wheel in place. The car was silent as my dad focused on limited visibility of the road ahead. The car never wavered from the left lane as he pressed on toward the hotel. When they arrived and were settled in their room my mom asked my dad why he had driven in the left lane the entire time. “The left lane has a yellow line...that's all I could see!”

As my mom told me the story of their road trip, I silently thanked God for keeping them safe. Such precious cargo being led through a torrential downpour by a single yellow line. Little did I know it would soon be happening to me.

His rigid frame held the steering wheel in place. The car was silent as my husband, Greg, focused on the limited visibility of the road ahead. We were hoping to avoid the storms just as we had on our way to visit his family in Arkansas. We weren't so lucky on the way home. The storm raged 4 ½ out of the 5 ½ hour drive. While watching the ominous clouds for signs of tornadoes, I stayed in silent prayer. We finally drove out of the storm and arrived home safe and sound.

This was not the first storm we've navigated, nor will it be the last. But there will always be a yellow line. The highway system was built years ago. The road was in place long before we ever traveled down it. There was a plan long before there was a need.

As we celebrate our Resurrected Christ, we should be newly awestruck by His plan. Long before we were in existence, Christ was born of a virgin. He lived on earth and was crucified for our sins. He ascended into Heaven on the third day to complete His plan...an eternity spent with Him. God had a plan long before we had a need. No matter how the storm rages or how lost we feel, we can look to the line of God's Word and find our way home.

Are you in a raging storm or feel you've lost your way? Ask God to show you the line and He will lead you safely home...

Be blessed,
Jennifer

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 3:18

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