Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?"
My husband, Danny, loves to surprise me.
One of his favorite things to do when we are preparing to celebrate a special occasion is to choose a restaurant and not tell me what or where it is.
While I love the mystery of it all, there is that little voice of worry lurking shadow-like in my mind. How far is it? What direction are we taking? Did Danny get the right directions? Does he have the phone number of the restaurant should we take a wrong turn?
It is definitely not a lack of trust in Danny's ability to get us there which causes my angst. It is that I, myself, do not know the way we are going.
Heading into the unknown invites uncertainty. Quickens the pulse. Creates doubts. Inspires imaginary scenarios.
I have no idea where we are. What if something happens to Danny while we're out? What if he can't drive home? How will I be able to get us back home?
Sitting in the passenger seat, I sigh. And, scold myself.
Quit being so silly! So controlling! Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
And, in the end, that's what I always do.
I still don't know where we are going.
But, Danny does.
And, that is enough for me.
Are you letting Jesus do the driving in your life?
Will you pray with me?
Many times, Father, we want to follow Jesus, but fail to submit our ways to His. Help us, in all humility, to let Him take the wheel on the road of life. May we never detour from His love along the way. Amen.
Psalms 146, 147 or 111, 112, 113
1 John 1:1-7
Sunday, April 15, 2012
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