TODAY THE WORDS are LOOKING OUT THE REAR VIEW WINDOW. When we were children, we loved to sit on our knees and look out the rear window of the car (probably wasn’t not safe, since children are now buckled into car seats) but we loved looking backwards at things going by. We saw it in reverse from looking out the front windshield, which would have been difficult with all of us in the car. Trees got smaller, houses that started out huge diminished to small matchboxes through the rear window and fields became patchwork quilts. As a child, I failed to see a lesson in life through the rear window. As an adult, it is quite clear what the rear view window represents, our past. When we “leave things behind” they are only seen through the rear view window of our life and become smaller and less significant the farther down our new road we travel. They can absolutely disappear into obscurity by distancing ourselves from the things we no longer need in our lives. Are you beginning to see how relevant this can be as we grow older and maybe a little wiser. What was present and in our immediate vicinity in our youth, may not be as important and necessary with the new things on the horizon as seen in our future destination from the windshield of life. We are all going to travel in our lives, some are going to take the short route and leave us, some are going on many trips and they will see lots of different routes, some are steadfast and never leave the home place so their trips are limited and most of the time their lives are “main thoroughfares”. Now, for the deeper thought……when we travel, do not be discouraged by the rear view window (or past thoughts, actions or deeds or better stated….regrets). In time, God will move your vehicle or soul down the road and those regrets will diminish or sometimes disappear. God gives us a clear road ahead for making the most out of redemption. I experienced regrets for many years, until I understood the total forgiveness of God. I want to keep my eyes on the road ahead; I may feel a bump in the road occasionally, but the thrill of the new routes that I will travel keep me smiling. May you have a safe journey and arrive at your destination of eternal peace when God puts on the brakes!
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
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