Did you remember to “spring ahead” Saturday? Me, too, but I don’t feel the spring. I’ll adjust!
Recently, as I drove on our toll road to church, a sign flashed over the highway. It said, “Don’t Wreck Your Life.”
Seconds later came the rest of the warning, “Drive Now, Text Later.”
Needless to say, it got my attention. It’s not only good advice, but it’s also the law here.
And so it is in life.
How quickly a life can be altered…a wrong path taken, a momentary lapse in judgment, and lives are wrecked.
We all know such cases and have watched with sadness at the outcome.
A very good example is the story of King David in 2 Samuel 11 and 12.
It all began with a brief “glance” that didn’t stop there. Soon, a second look and on and on.
And the wreck began!
Even a king had to pay the consequences, had to “reap what he sowed.”
However, I believe it is a wonderful story of redemption.
David, after confrontation by faithful Nathan, sought and found forgiveness.
Failing isn’t final!
God can and does weave it into the tapestry of life.
Out of David’s story came some of the Psalms to which we go for comfort. Could it be that each of us can in some way identify with his lapse?
His son, Solomon, wrote, “A just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again” (Proverbs 24:16). Was he thinking of his father? Perhaps!
Listen to this quotation and be touched by the truth of it.
“If God can make a billion galaxies, can’t He make good out of our bad and sense out of our faltering lives?
Of course He can. He is God.” –Max Lucado