After an afternoon of ultimate Frisbee and football, we were on our way to our friends’ house a short drive away. With a van full of friends, we maneuvered around frost-heaves and potholes, trading stories and laughter.
Suddenly, we became aware of a strange sound—a dull fwap, fwap, fwap followed by an ominous grinding. The friend in the front passenger seat leaned out the open window.
“Your wheel is flat,” she announced.
I used to think of some sins as horrible, but others as more “acceptable.” It’s a common misperception: “Well, I may have done this, but at least I’ve never done that!” Some years ago, I realized that I viewed the issue incorrectly.
The enslaved Israelites grew desperate when Moses’ interference on their behalf only worsened their situation. Yet what God had in store for them was beyond what they could have imagined.
Question: What personal “Egypt” has God delivered you from? What was it like just before you were delivered?
Recently, I had the privilege of attending a friend’s wedding. The groom himself greeted his guests and offered them seats. His attitude was casual and relaxed, yet underneath his calm exterior, I sensed a quiver of anticipation.
I admit that I observed his expression carefully as the bridesmaids began their measured march down the central aisle. Then the music changed, and the crowd stood.
The groom caught his first glimpse of his bride.
None of my life has gone the way it was "supposed to go," but I don't love my life any less because of the hardships and new directions. I see so much unexpected good in it, and I want others to see the good in theirs.