Okay, before anyone writes the Reverend Pat Robertson and tells him Iím guilty of blasphemy, I need to explain that my title is in reference to seeing a similarity between Godís powerful word and an event that played out on the windshield of my car as I was driving home from work. And I sincerely hope none of my legions of readers thought my title was meant to infer that I had struck God as He was jaywalking in front of my vehicle. Though, as I just wrote that previous sentence, I had a vision of Moses throwing a flask of water on a burning bush before realizing he was trying to douse the creator of the universe.
Now that my disclaimers have been established, let me move forth to my amazing revelation. Like I said, I was driving home from work. It was raining. Let me rephrase that; it was raining cats and dogs. Well, not real cats and dogsÖoh, never mind.
In order for me to see the road before me, I had to turn on my windshield wipers. The wipers provided me with a clear view of everything ahead of me when they passed by my field of view. But in that very short time span that the wipers were at the edges of the windshield, my path of sight was again blurred. When the rain became stronger, I had to turn the speed up on the wipers as high as it would go.
Godís Word, The Bible, is a lot like the windshield wipers on my car. The trials and tribulations we encounter in life can often blur our field of spiritual vision. When bad times rain down on us, we need to put our trust in the only power that has never failed since the beginning of time; we need to turn to the name synonymous with the word power Ė God. And we can turn to Him by seeing and embracing the current and eternal hope He has graced us with. His Word allows His followers to more clearly see the paths that lay before them.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 (NIV) reminds the troubled soul, ďFor God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.Ē We know that Jesus defies the physical boundaries between this world and the next. He is our counselor on both sides of Heavenís border.
Believers in Christ must run from the bondage of sin and worry. We have a different direction to run. Galatians 5:1 (NIV) Paul tells the Galatians, ďIt is for freedom that Christ set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.Ē
Our ultimate destination is made clear by Godís Holy Word. In the same way the windshield wipers on my car part the blurring water in front of me, the Wisdom of God throws aside worldly attempts to enslave His people.
The next time you drive home in the rain, utilizing your valuable windshield wipers, think about my comparison between what is happening on your windshield and what is happening in your life. Is Godís Word providing you with the visibility you need in your life?
Dan, one thing Christians have in common (actually they have many things in common) is that God uses everyday things in our lives to teach us lessons. This is a good analogy, and it is well written, easy to get your message. Thanks for sharing. Thomas