About five months ago, I faced the most treacherous stretch of road in my life thus far. I was not in a car or even on a street. It came one night through a phone call. My brother Steve, my hero was gone. The sadness and devastation was at times unbearable. How would my family and I ever collect ourselves and continue to live? Faith! The undeniable truth that the grace of God is sufficient in all things, and I really mean all things, sustained us. His Grace is amazing!
Earlier this week, a friend of mine told how he was driving in the middle of a snow storm the other day, when he came upon a rather substantial hill. He was in his work pick-up truck and ahead he could see another vehicle in trouble. Toward the top of the steep grade the driver had lost control, spun sideways and was actually sliding back down the hill. My friend made the decision to turn around. Once he was going in the other direction, not sure how he would reach his destination, he saw a salt truck heading up the hill. As the county vehicle plowed and cleared the treacherous road, he turned around once again to move up the hill without incident.
At first the song “Jesus take the Wheel” came to mind, but after a few moments that tune was replaced with a verse of scripture. The salt truck reminded me of this verse:
Psalm 119: 105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”
Our great God provides comfort and solace in all situations. When the path you are on seems impassable, God has a way of clearing whatever may be causing your concerns and roadblocks just like a salt truck. Why does He do this? Because he loves you! How can you know this? Simply look at the cross. Jesus stretched His arms open wide and said "I love you this much!"
Billy told me that day when he saw the vehicle coming back down the hill he thought of the conversation earlier in the week he and I had about the Lord’s Prayer, but I bet he was at least humming “Jesus take the Wheel”.