Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Locked Land Rover

I took my kids on a hike yesterday, with Fur Ball. When we got out of the truck I locked the doors, and when we tried to get back in after our hike, the locks were on shut down, again. I tired all I could think of to get them to unlock, but it was futile.  The back of my truck is stuffed full of boxes, and now with the locks jammed it's going to be pretty hard to get the boxes out. Everyone is piling in through the drivers side, again. Needless to say, this is frustrating to me.
Last evening, my husband looked at the locks and attempted to get them to unlock, but he didn't have any luck either. He did some research on the web and discovered that this truly is a Land Rover issue. There is a part that probably needs to be replaced, unfortunatly, this part is over 400.00.
When I woke this morning I went to the garage and tried again to unlock my doors. I prayed that God would just do it, but He didn't.  This has happened before, and I went for months with locked doors. At the time it didn't bother me, the way I feel bothered today. When God did not see fit to unlock my doors, I felt more than bothered. I was whiny, and really, I just wanted to sit down and cry.  Really? locked doors when we are trying to move?  Piles of boxes to pull out through the drivers side does not sound like fun to me, my sighing continued as I complained.
After the garage episode with my truck, I went to my bible and read Revelation 21 and 22. I love these verses in chapter 21:22-26 (Message)

"The main street of the City was pure gold, translucent as glass. But, there was no sign of a Temple, for the Lord God-the Sovereign Strong-and the Lamb are the Temple. The City doesn't need sun or moon for light. God's glory is its light, the Lamb its lamp! The nations will walk in its light and earth's kings bring in their splendor. It's gates will never be shut by day, and there won't be any night. They'll bring the glory and honor of the nations into the City. "

In this City I won't be bothered by jammed locks.  I won't even remember this episode in my life, it will be insignificant.  I won't feel like crying, instead my life will be surrounded by the glory and light of the Lamb. The gates will not be shut, no lock downs, no trouble. It's hard to imagine because on this earth there is trouble, big and small.  It's hard to imagine that all of that will be gone, and there will be constant light.
So, I will keep praying that the doors unlock, but even more I want to pray that God keeps my focus on what is to come and not the bothersome troubles that afflict me. He has a plan, even with locked doors. Say That Again,  Sovereign Strong, You shine light everywhere, shine on me!

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