Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Maze

I've been trying to think of what our life is like right now.  An example, a way to explain things.  This is what came to mind.

If, it was a maze that you didn't know you were in until you'd gone down some dead end paths.
And, if it was a maze that you really weren't sure what would be waiting when you come out at the end.
AND, if it was a maze in which you had a guide Who waited right up until you got to the point where you HAD to make a choice, left or right, straight or back, before nudging you in the right direction. 
Don't you love guides like that? 
Of course not.  We want a guide that says, "okay, up ahead, in about 2 miles, you are going to turn right."
Or, like the GPS: "Take the exit right, then stay in the left lane."

Nope, this is the one that when you stop at a red light, they wait and wait and wait, and when the light turns green and you put your foot on the gas they THEN yell, "OH turn right!"

But, if it's someone you really trust, you are going to turn right. I mean, just because they didn't tell you 3 miles back doesn't mean that they don't know where you are going.  If you don't know how to get where you are going, or even KNOW where you are going, you really don't have a choice but to turn right.

Getting from point A to point B, when all you know is how to get to point A.  

We are in awe of God's timing.  When we arrive to the little points in between point A and B, we realize that if we hadn't gone down the dead end path, or if we'd known where we were going and therefore gotten there faster, then each little event wouldn't have happened at the right time.  It's being at the right place at the right time with the right people and under the right circumstances.  

Have you ever seen one of those cartoons where a baby is crawling around and all these calamities are following right behind them, or things happen at just the right time to keep them from falling off the roof of a building, or stopping the rock from falling on their head?  I also think of that.  If that baby had stepped one second sooner or later, disaster would have occurred.

God is so good!

1 comment:

Jocelyn said...

Happy Moving! Things happen for the right reasons.