I have started driving in Manila again. I was away for just two-and-a-half years but that was enough to get me scared and disgusted of Manila traffic. (Talk about reverse culture shock!) I know that there are close to 2 million registered motor vehicles plying the streets of Metro Manila; therefore, I expect extremely heavy traffic. But if people just stayed in their lanes, things would be more bearable. Instead, people just ignore the lanes; some roads don’t even have lanes. The behavior of drivers can be compared to water streaming down a hill, weaving through every obstacle, and obeying the pull of gravity. Utter chaos!
One of the definitions of sin is to trespass; that is, to go beyond one’s right in place or act. In the Bible, to trespass means to violate the laws of God. Using this definition, we are all trespassers. We do not stay in the right lane, so to speak, and violate God’s laws for life. We experience the resulting chaos in our life here on earth, and the Bible warns us of the eternal consequences of our trespasses as well.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), Ephesians 2:4-5 NKJV
God is at work every day in fulfilling His eternal mission. He invites you to join Him. The first step is admitting that you are a trespasser. Then receive His grace and mercy for the forgiveness of your trespasses. Live each day at the center of God’s will. In other words, stay in your lane; or more accurately, stay in His lane.
How do you live each day staying in His lane? Any ideas?