Good morning. It is Monday, December 6, 2021. Jeanette Stark here.
Driving to town this morning in the dark and fog, I remembered, once again, valuable advice I was given many years ago.
I was a young teen riding in the car with my boyfriend. It was dark and as a car approached, their headlights were blinding; perhaps their high beams were on. At any rate, what he said next has stuck with me all my life. He asked, “Where do you look when you have a car coming at you at night like this?”
My truthful, innocent reply was, “on top of the car?” He asked, “why would you look on top of the car?” My answer, “To see if there are any cop lights.” He laughed at me and replied, “No. You look at the white line on the side of the road. If you can follow that line for a moment, you will be fine.”
I have used that advice hundreds, if not thousands, of times throughout my lifetime.
This past Saturday night was Cowboy Church at Gateway Church in Grants Pass. If you have never attended, I would like to personally invite you to join me. Cowboy Church is the first Saturday night of every month beginning at 5 o’clock. Gateway is at 4335 Williams Highway. This past Saturday night touched me in a way I was not expecting.
We always have a guest singer, or singers, and this month it was David Schwinghammer. He played the piano and sang, and I was moved. You know when someone can just lead you to the throne of God through song? That was what I experienced Saturday night. I am grateful for David’s gifts.
One of the songs he shared is called Way Maker.
The chorus goes like this
“Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness, my God, that is who You are.
Light in the darkness.
I have written about this topic before, but I cannot mention it enough!
Our God is the light in the darkness! He is that white line on the side of the road. If we follow Him, it will lead us safely home.
John 8:12 says, “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying…He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” – NKJV
“Be ye followers of me…” 1 Corinthians 11:1-2 KJV
“Then He said to them, “Follow Me…” Matthew 4:19 NKJV
When we put our trust in Jesus, when we follow Him not knowing where the path will lead, or how our earthly story will end, we will inherit eternal life.
The Bible tells us to go through life like an athlete. To train, to preserve, to not give up.
“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 NKJV
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,” Hebrews 12:1 NKJV
Follow that white line. Run. Do not take your eyes of the prize. Finish the race!
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 NKJV