In the last few weeks we’ve had two trees come down across our lane. The first was during a bad storm, so it wasn’t completely unexpected, but this past week a tree by our gate split for no obvious reason on a perfectly sunshiny summer day. One fell across our power lines, and it took a couple of days to figure out what to do, although in the final analysis neither the telephone nor the electric company would fix it, so Alan and one of our neighbors had to. It was pretty scary, but they were able to clear the road without electrocuting themselves! Whew! It seems like we hit roadblocks throughout our lives. Sometimes we’re half expecting them because we’re in a stormy situation, but other times they catch us totally off guard because they happen when our world is sunny and bright. I am very thankful for my husband, who rose to the occasion both times and tangled with the trees so we could get our cars out again. I’m not sure what I’d do without him! This is even more true for me spiritually. I am so thankful for the Lord, who rises to the occasion and untangles the messes in my life when roadblocks stop me in my tracks!
“Got any rivers you think are uncrossable?
Got any mountains you can’t tunnel through?
God specializes in things thought impossible;
He does the things others cannot do.”
—Oscar C. Eliason“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27).