One for the Road – “Obstacle Courses”

Obstacle courses.  They’re designed to slow you down…and test your patience.


Life is like that.  Try as you might…life is filled with hindrances – uncertainties – and disappointments.


It’s nothing new.  Moses faced food and water shortages.  Daniel fought lions and angry magistrates.  Paul faced stones and shipwreck.


That’s life…then and now.


So…you can dream of a life of tranquility…perfect health — plenty of money — trustworthy friends — obedient children.


But…just when you think you’re about there – the bottom drops out.


Why is life like this?  Of course…sin is the reason.  But…God wants to use all the obstacles to cultivate trust.


So…buckle your belt.  Serve God.  Pray a lot.  Trust always.


And…keep your eyes on eternity.

 – Richard Dresselhaus | One for the Road | 

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