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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Balance of Life
The Balance of Life
by six plodding oxen, a Conestoga traveled through God’s creation. Life
grasped the reins of good intentions and struggled to
keep the wagon on the straight and narrow. His destination? The
golden-gates of Paradise.
Life’s good intentions paled in contrast to his baggage thrown into every niche
and nook inside the Conestoga. Not balanced, whenever a wheel
slipped into a rut the baggage would almost topple and engulf Life. However, the canvas covering the wagon restrained the
baggage, and the wagon continued its journey.
Life would sometimes maneuver around the wreckage of a
buckboard, which encountered one of the storms that rage on the road to Paradise.
The deep tracks behind the devastation testified that a struggle ensued between
the storm and those on the buckboard. The tempest powered the buckboard off the road and ended its pilgrimage. The
outward slant of its wheels showed the weight of the baggage it carried
contributed to its collapse.
trust and faith illumed the pathway for Life's Conestoga’s, and his map never
digressed. The spiritually-lighted corridor never changed; its diagram plain
and simple. It included no frills of false advertising to confuse its solitary
purpose, which was to guide Life to Paradise.
The wreckage reminded Life of his own vulnerability. So, he reminded
himself what the diagram of the path to Paradise decreed to him. It was in
his heart for moments like this:
years ago the circuit to Paradise received power from a God-man on a cross at
Calvary. On that cross, the man Jesus, the Son of God, declared victory when He
said “It is finished,” Jn. 19:30. His chin then rested
on His chest in death. However, three days later, on the “first day of the week,” Matt. 28: 1-8, Jesus conquered
death when he arose from the dead. His resurrection completed His directory to
recalled the simplicity of that guide. Jesus said His yoke is easy, Matt. 11:30. He bore that out
with an absolute two-part commandment: “And you shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your
strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: You
shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than
these.” Mark 12: 29-31
shuddered; he turned and glanced at the bags of failures in his Conestoga.
“What if they fall?” However, like a blanket from heaven, security covered
that thought. With love in his eyes, Life looked at the canvas surrounding the
Conestoga. Like the canvas around Life’s Conestoga, Jesus Christ is the covering
that balances life.
The devastated and desolate
buckboard on the road had no such covering,