Living in Delaware for almost a decade afforded the opportunity to be introduced to many new things. One is the ubiquitous “Hidden Entrance” caution sign. There were no such signs on the dusty roads of my youth. Of course, there were very few hills, trees or winding roads to navigate. Thus, no hidden entrances, except in the prairie dog towns, that is.
These warning signs are to be taken seriously. If not, motorists can expect unwelcome surprises. When approaching one of these hidden entrances, I’ve discovered two types of drivers to watch out for. First, there is “Timid Trina.” She noses her minivan into the intersection just far enough to force you to stop or swerve around her. My advice: For obvious reasons, never swerve! “Rocket Randy” is the second kind of driver for whom we should be on the alert. He races to the corner; pauses briefly at the stop sign to be sure there is no oncoming traffic within fifteen feet; then blazes into the intersection, pedal to the metal! My advice: Stay home Randy!
No matter where we are, there are similarities between our daily lives and these northern Delaware roads. Indeed, the road we travel in life has many curves and—it sometimes seems—far too many uphill climbs. There are many hidden entrances from which surprises lunge into our paths. We certainly do need to drive [live] carefully.
In fact, we should expect the unexpected; and be prepared to stop. More than anything else, though, we should never swerve! We must not get off track. As the Apostle Paul said, “So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless,” 1 Corinthians 15:58, NLT.
No matter what surprises await you around the bend,
stay true to the Lord. Remain faithful to the
Lord’s will and committed to His cause!
© Bill Williams, a fellow sojourner
September 13, 2016