Previous Challenge Entry
Topic: Beginnings (05/31/04)
TITLE: Windshield Beginnings
By toronto49 Aird
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
SEND ARTICLE TO A FRIEND
With a wave of my hand and a push of the accelerator towards the floor of automobile this journey of a thousand miles and memories commenced. My rear view mirror reflected a road that was paved with bad financial decisions on my part and accompanying pain and anguish. The consequences of those decisions had resulted in my wife making the difficult, but right choice of action to separate. Her earnest prayer was that I would come to my senses. Coupled with a practical demonstration of repentance and sensibility, my journey back was in answer to that prayer and our love. Through the windshield lay the road ahead and my future. My beginning was beginning.
For the most part the journey was uneventful. Oh, there was the separation of the muffler from the exhaust system. But thanks to the miraculous invention of wire clothes hangers that challenge was eventually met. Also, I was thankful for the steady rain that soaked me to the bone for it helped to clean my hands and take away some of the pain from the burn that I received when I touched the hot exhaust pipe.
In reminiscing about that trip I often muse on what others were saying about me as they sped by. Possibly a few laughs were enjoyed at my expense. At least I brightened up their day and shared some of the joy within my being. Possibly some expressions of sympathy at my plight and struggle were expressed. If they only could have known how light my heart was, they would have preserved their sympathy for others. Yes, on that trip my fellow travelers saw a burdened down car with an unburdened driver. Like Elisha I wish their eyes had been opened to see the angels round about me pushing, protecting and praising God for a prodigal driver going home.
That journey was nothing short of miraculous. It began in response to a woman’s prayer, her love, the Grace of God for a repentant, and an unobstructed windshield that only allowed a view of a glorious future - not a rear view mirror reflection of mistakes and regrets. My beginning was completed and continues!