Yesterday, while traveling down the highway with my husband and son, I saw a back-up in the traffic heading the opposite direction. It was at a bumper to bumper stand still for what must have stretched on for 5 miles.
Every time I pass traffic jams such as this on the road, I like to take notice of the point when the traffic begins to move normally again. I always feel bad for the unsuspecting travelers who have no idea that just around the corner their journey is about to change abruptly. I want to scream out to them. Take that exit! Get off this road now!
As I thought about this, I thought about my blogging and twitter friend Tracy who lives in South Africa. Her day is 6 hours ahead of mine here in North Carolina. Not too long ago, I jokingly asked her what kind of day Monday was shaping out to be. Was it going to be a good day…or should I just go back to bed? She assured me that the day was going to be okay!
So, I poured myself another cup of coffee and breathed a sigh of relief. 😉
But seriously, wouldn’t it be nice to have the ability to do this on our journey through life? Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who has already seen the road ahead who could assure us that everything was going to turn out okay?
But, so often, we can’t tell if the road ahead is going to be smooth or full of delays and hardships.
A time traveling friend does not exist.
Or does one?
The more I thought about this, the more I realized that Christ is my time traveling friend. He is the one who has gone before me on this road through life and knows which roads I should avoid. He also knows which roads are going to be rough… yet necessary for me to travel down in order to reach the desired destination.
And, He promises that if we invite Him to take the road trip with us then we will, one day, make it safely home where we belong.