It was like I was driving an old kombi van whilst all the other riders were in convertible Ferraris!
Reference: v.1 Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvellous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: A few weeks ago I went for a jog along a running track. I was full of energy and all the conditions just seemed perfect for me.
I felt great the whole time I was jogging, and even impressed myself when I overtook some other runners who were heading in the same direction.
Today, however, was a very different feeling! I went for a bike ride along a popular bike track. Let’s just say I am more of a jogger than a cyclist!
My bike is old and rickety and the other cyclists on this track were riding sleek racing bikes. To explain in car terms: it was like I was driving an old kombi van whilst all the other riders were in convertible Ferraris!
With my two-wheeled kombi van stuck on the hardest gear, I plodded along this track at what felt like a snail’s pace. When other cyclists passed me and smiled, I could not tell whether they were being friendly or humoured by my less-than-average bike abilities.
Application: There are times when we feel fantastic and that everything is falling into place. But then there are other times when we feel very insignificant and far from success.
It is on these less-than-brilliant days that we notice our fallibility. And yet, it is often on these days that our faith in God grows. Our Heavenly Father ‘has done marvellous things’. While we may fall short – in exercise, at work, with relationships – we know that He has offered the salvation that we need.
When you feel like you’re having a “kombi van” day, don’t forget that God is on your side. He is not focussed on what you are driving, but where you are heading.
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you have already gone before us and done marvellous things. When we are not marvellous may we draw on your perfection. Amen.
When have you had a “kombi van” experience?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.