I live in Minnesota where there are two seasons – winter and road construction. Actually, my home state has much more to offer than just those two seasons, but these two events are something we’ve learned to tolerate over time. When the weather is inclement, we have to deal with the mending of our roads and the filling of potholes caused by that same difficult weather.
The life of every human being is kind of like that too. Things may seem to be coasting along nicely when suddenly we hit a bump and it can mean major repairs to our car or new tires to get you through the next pothole. Ever since sin was established in the Garden of Eden, God’s perfect creation has been pock-marked with all kinds of delays and disruptions. The paradise originally created for our enjoyment has become a constant work in progress.
We face bumps in the road from the minute we rise in the morning until we go to bed at night. Even as we try to gain rest from some of those disturbances, our mind is invaded with dreams that stir up our peace and trouble us.
The only remedy for a big pothole is to fill it up and re-pave it. Trouble is, this can be just a temporary fix. With our sin, we can be guaranteed that we have been reborn through the price Jesus paid on the cross to eliminate them. The cost was immeasurable – the payment made by God Himself – a new beginning for all of us – a promise of eternal paradise when we leave this world.
Thank you, dear Heavenly Father, for rebuilding our lives. Your gift of salvation holds so much promise and hope. You alone are the clear path that leads to our lives in eternity. I know that my road here on earth will not always be easy. There will be huge obstacles to overcome, but you will be right there with me – guiding me through them; shoring me up so I have the fortitude to withstand them; giving me the directions to reach my final goal. Amen!