Monday, March 16, 2015

ROAD CLOSED!

THE FLASHING SIGN IN DOWNTOWN Felton seems to say it clearly enough, “Road Closed 1.5 Miles Ahead!”  It’s a big sign too, that changes to other warnings about the roadclosure, and did I mention, it’s FLASHING RED?

So, you’d think that a person would read the sign and say to them self, “Self, if I need to travel more than 1.5 miles down Highway 9, I’d better find another route.” But, noooooo, they just keep on driving, well ok, not everyone, but enough to make you wonder if they can’t read maybe they shouldn't be driving!

Seriously, it’s usually guys on super-fast motorcycles or cars that are way beyond my price-range, that think the sign is either: 1) wrong, 2) doesn’t apply to them, or 3) they’ll find a way to get around it.  Sadly, these folks who I see and hear racing past our neighborhood are less than five-minutes later racing back up the highway. Go figure!

Of course, can you really blame them?. When you think about it, it’s part of our human nature to not believe the signs that are posted for our own good, if not for our own protection. It’s been part of our nature since that whole event of disobedience in the Garden of Eden. 

God says, “Don’t touch! Don’t eat!”
Serpent (Satan) says, “Ah, God really didn’t mean it, go ahead, can’t hurt ya.”
Adam and Eve say, “Heck, what’s to lose? We can always turn around, right?”
(Please note: This is my loose translation from the original Hebrew. Hey did Adam and Eve even speak Hebrew!?)

You see, we all read the signs, we all know the rules. In fact, the Bible says that God’s commands have been clear to all of us, to the point that none of us are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-32)  But the good news is, that in Christ Jesus we have the opportunity to turn (repent, is what the Bible calls it) and receive forgiveness for our sins and travel God’s new road made especially for us. The road paved with grace that leads to God’s love, freedom, peace and joy.


If you can read the signs, it’s not too late to turn around and enjoy the glorious journey of following Jesus.

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