How To Trust The Unseen
A few days ago, I was on the highway on my way to work in one of the worst traffic jams I had ever been in, I mean it was stop-and-go for 10 miles because a car had broken down on a one lane ramp at a junction. I was stuck behind a big moving truck that blocked my entire view, so for the next half hour all I could see was the back of a Swift truck. I saw nothing but the word Swift on a white backdrop for what seemed like eternity, especially because I was starting to run late, and try as I might, I could not see around it to gage how long I would be in this particularly irksome predicament. As odd as it sounds, I usually don’t mind traffic jams. I think they are a great opportunity to listen to more of my playlist, but when I am late they are probably going to cause me an ulcer.
As I was sitting behind this very exciting and ornate vehicle, I realized that this was a metaphor for my life. I cannot see ahead, I do not know how long I will be in any given season of life, but just like I knew I would eventually get to work, even if I would never break twenty miles per hour. I know that I have a beautiful saviour sitting in the car with me. Sometimes God puts a big Swift truck that blocks out everything right in front of you, so instead of looking ahead you can look up. You are no longer able to look ahead and plan and be anxious, the Lord drowns out all the distractions so you can fix your eyes on Him.
In this seemingly annoying and insignificant little eternity on the highway, I came face to face with a truth that I have been avoiding for a few weeks now; I do not know what the Lord has in store for me this next year. I am living with new people, I am have officially advanced from a general to a specific major, and a lot of my relationships are changing. I have no clue what is going to happen, all I have for certain is the cross. All I have is the Cross! The most beautiful, magnificent love gesture that has ever been or ever will be. So, behind a very boring truck the Lord met me and shared a very beautiful truth with me; all we need is the Cross.
"As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18
With that, I pray that every single one of us finds our way back to the eternal joy the Cross brings. Christ loves us more than he loved himself, God loved us enough to sacrifice his own Son for us! Let that hit you, let it fill you up, and then go out and pour it out into the world.
Kathy // @kathysteinberger