It was only a twenty-minute ride but I felt like I was on a weather roller coaster. This happened yesterday as I drove to church. I knew it was bitter cold but my neighborhood was dry and clear. Once my car started with no problem I switched to autopilot and began thinking of other things.
But as I drove along the expressway things changed and I had to really concentrate on driving. I ran into a stretch of road where it was snowing so hard visibility almost went to zero. I thought of pulling off and returning home.
Just as quickly there was blue sky with fluffy clouds. And then suddenly the wind was so tremendous I wasn’t sure if my car was being moved by it or if I was slipping on black ice. Two or three more times I encountered snow before I finally pulled into the parking lot with relief.
Somewhere along the way it occurred to me that no matter how chaotic this ride was, there was a place above it all where things were calm and clear and beautiful. I also realized the analogy works spiritually for our life journey.
There are times when visibility goes to zero and we wish we could turn around. There are times of great shaking. Good and bad, bumpy and smooth. We travel on not sure how long each patch will last.
Remember this though: “The Lord has established His throne in the heavens; and His sovereignty rules over all” (Psalm 103:19). Even if you can’t see you can trust in the One high above all the weather roller coasters.