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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Thankful for the Rumble Strips of Life
Have you ever been driving down the road and found yourself drifting off to the sidelines...or perhaps accidentally crossed the center line...and thankfully there were rumble strips or bumpers there to "wake you up" and help you get back on course?
Now, make no mistake, my husband is a very careful and skilled driver. He actually used to be a state trooper many moons ago, and has always been an excellent and safe driver. But even the very best drivers sometimes drift off to the side or across the center line if they become distracted, or to avoid debris in the road or perhaps another not so careful driver. On this particular road, it is very straight and somewhat boring if you are not totally "awake"...not much out there to keep you alert as there are only woods and more woods to look at for many miles. So it is much too easy for drivers to begin to "drift" with the monotony of the trip.
I, for one, am very thankful for these rumble strips. They helped us to stay on the straight and narrow path and not accidentally run off the road or into the path of an oncoming car. As a matter of fact, I was so thankful, I pulled out my camera and took these pictures above, because I immediately thanked the Lord for the rumble strips, and also began to think about other kinds of "rumble strips" in life....you know, things that keep us on the straight and narrow path and protect us from veering off course. I mentioned this to my hubby as we continued our journey homeward, and we both tried to think about other kinds of "rumble strips" in life. Here's some of what we came up with...and perhaps you might think of a few more:
For me, as a Christian, the most important one is the Bible...God's Holy Word. Without His Word to guide and teach us, we would have no true "rumble strips" to keep us on the straight and narrow path that leads to heaven.
Jesus taught us in Matthew 7:13-14 about the narrow gate...
13. "Enter by the narrow gate;
for wide is the gate and broad is the way
that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
14. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which
leads to life, and there are few who find it."
Psalm 1 tells us about two ways and two destinies in life:
1. "Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel
of the ungodly,
nor stands in the path of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and in His law he meditates day and night.
3. He shall be like a tree
planted by the rivers of water,
whose leaf also shall not wither;
and whatever he does shall prosper.
4. The ungodly are not so,
but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand
in the congregation of the righteous.
6. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the ungodly shall perish."
Yes, I am so thankful for those "rumble strips" that lead us in by the "narrow gate", and helps us to prosper in our lives...spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I want to be like that tree by the river of water ...and not like the "chaff which the wind drives away."
Thank You, Lord, for placing these marvelous "rumble strips" into our pathway to keep us on the right path that leads to life everlasting.