I needed a jump start this morning, but it was my heart not my engine that needed it most.
I don’t know about you but these last couple weeks with spring break and a busy schedule has got me out of rhythm with all areas in life. I was like my car engine this morning, just enough power left in the battery to turn a few lights on but not enough to turn the engine over and get started.
I was already pushing to clock to get to my Bible Study Fellowship leadership meeting when I discovered my car wouldn’t start. Drained battery. I needed a jump start. I called several other leaders but no one answered my distress plea. I finally called my head Teaching Leader to alert her to my situation and that I would be late. Without hesitation, she turned around and came to rescue me, she picked me up and brought me all the way to my destination.
Isn’t that so like Jesus. He gives us more than a jump start to get us going in our own power, He provides the ride Himself. When we believe in Him and begin to know him in a relationship, life starts to feel like catching a ride with a friend.
So if your stuck turning your engine over and over, maybe stop to make the call to catch a ride with a friend. Or if your cruising along pretty good, be available and ready to sacrifice for someone else. You may need to turn around to pick someone up out of their broken down state, help them get to their destination and be a friend along the way.