Matie in an accident
One day while driving home, I came across a wrecked car stuck in the middle of the road. He couldn’t move and I could see that the student had no idea what to do. And then I saw a huge garbage truck coming down the road too, pretty fast.
I could see that the driver hadn’t seen the buggy stuck in the middle of the road. The student could see that disaster was upon him, but there was nothing he could do. What could he do anyway? You want to yell at him to jump up and warn the truck, but there was very little time because these things don’t happen in slow motion.
The truck was going fast and nothing could stop it. About five meters from the car, the truck driver woke up and hit the brakes. The tires went up in smoke, but sadly it was too late. The impact of the truck makes the little car feel straight into the junkyard. The poor student. His only possession, and there was nothing he could do about it.
Often times, in the world we live in every day, things happen that we cannot avoid. You know it’s coming, but there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. You just hang from the steering wheel and wait for the impact.
At first, we would have been sitting in our life because like this. At every moment of the day we would have had to hold on to the wheel, waiting for judgment day to collide with our little car in the junkyard (or maybe hell?) At any moment. Our car of life was simply too overloaded with all of our sin to get out of the way of the truck of death. We were so scared when we saw it coming in the rear view mirror. We knew this was it, but unfortunately, there was absolutely nothing we could do. I could see the bulging veins as my hands gripped the steering wheel …
Then the terrible accident and I knew he was dead.
But no, here I am, still in my car, smelling of oil, gasoline, steel, tar, and burning. I sat down and waited for everything to shut down before venturing out of my car. What happened? Where was the truck?
Without words, I look at the whole mess. Amazing! The truck had crashed into a pole right next to my car. A wooden post had appeared right behind my car. You see a wooden cross that withstood all the impact, and not a scratch (among all the others!).
With the impact, someone had fallen from the cross. He took me by the hand and led me back into the car. He got behind the wheel, started the car, and we drove off without saying a word.
9God did not prepare us for angry rejection, but for the salvation of our Master, Jesus Christ. 10He died for us, a death that unleashed life. Whether we are awake with the living or asleep with the dead, we are alive with him!
What a wonderful news! Tell everyone you know.
What does the good news do to you?
What does it do to others?
Who do you have to share it with now?
Jesus, Son of God. We don’t always realize how much it cost you to die for all of our sins. I kneel in gratitude and adore before You. The price has been paid. I can live forever. Amen.