Christ—revealing the presence and power of God

We can never really be separated from God. But when we feel we are, Christ can lead us back to the truth.

My son, his friend, and I were driving home recently from a Little League baseball game when we came to a slow-down and then a complete halt in the flow of traffic. Before long we learned that two sports cars and a tractor trailer had collided. (We were happy to find out that no one had been hurt.) The vehicles stretched across three lanes of traffic, so things remained at a standstill for quite a while.

As I sat in my car watching the police arrive first and then the other emergency vehicles, I noticed a thought-provoking parallel between the law-enforcement officers and what I knew of God's law expressed through the healing Christ in human affairs. Before the officers arrived, chaos reigned. But with these representatives of law and order came just that—law, or a higher authority, and order, or harmony. The obstacles (the disabled vehicles) were removed, and then came direction on how the traffic could proceed in an orderly fashion.

I thought, Isn't this similar to the role of Christ—to reveal God's harmony to us, right here where we are?

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Let your light shine!
May 22, 1989

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