Back Yard Obstacle
When I was ‘bout fourteen years old, Daddy would let me drive his car in our back yard. This was way before under age drivin’ was against the law. I had to put pillows in the seat to be able to see. Our back yard was an obstacle course with trees on each side.
In the open space between the trees, I’d pretend to pull up to a stop light. I’d flip the turn signal on ‘n make a turn in between a couple of the trees. When I got really brave, I drove up the driveway. Then Daddy would back the car down to the back yard so I could do it over again.
One day I was makin’ my turns ‘round the trees ‘n somehow I didn’t leave enough room to make the full turn. I had to back up the car. I hadn’t mastered backin’ up yet, but thought I could handle it. I put the car in reverse ‘n gunned it. Oops! I heard a sickenin’ crunchin’ sound. I got out ‘n ran to the back of the car to see how much damage was done. I just knew Daddy was gonna’ be really mad at me! He came runnin’! First he checked to make sure I was ok. Then he took a look at the damage. It was a broken tail light. Daddy said, “Don’t worry, a little duct tape will fix it right up!”
God said that in this life we’d have tribulation. We all run into obstacles. With God, we can overcome them.
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace, In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Things To Think 'bout:
1. What obstacles are you facin' today?
2. Are you trustin' God enough?
Lord, whatever obstacles we face, you are with us and will see us through 'til the victory. In the name of Jesus, amen.
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