Monday, June 4, 2012

Lessons from a trip – Tunnels

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought there was absolutely no way out? At one time or another I think all of us have been there.

Last week as we traveled to Alabama we went through West Virginia. The views were spectacular. At one point we were traveling up a mountain and could only see the sky and green trees around us. Cresting the top of the mount it was breath taking. Absolutely beautiful, we were at the top of one of the mountains and we could see for miles, or so it seemed. I cannot explain the beauty that lay before us. Most of the trip through West Virginia was up and down mountains and hills; we traveled into the valleys at the bottom of the hills. At one point it looked like we were in a valley with only mountains around us. As we were traveling along the highway, and wondering how long we would be in the valley a tunnel came into view. The tunnel was cut straight through the mountain. We found the way out of the valley. Thinking about the trip and all the beautiful views from Massachusetts to Alabama, I thought of the tunnels.

Throughout our lives we will be on the mountain tops as well as in the valley. The valley is usually where we learn the precious promises of God. “I will never leave or forsake you” “draw close to me and I will draw close to you” “come unto me all you who are heavy laden”.

Through each valley there is a way out. Sometimes our valleys are self made, sometimes they are trials, and sometimes they are a schoolroom. Whatever the valley in your life is remember God has made a passageway, to draw us closer to him.

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 

Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 1Thessalonians 5:24 

The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: II Peter 2:9  

Have a blessed day,

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