SAVED BY A SHADOW
A college athlete was training for the Olympics. Late one night he couldn’t sleep so he decided to go to the pool and practice diving. The lights were not on but the moon was shining brightly through the skylight providing enough light to see the outline of the pool.
He turned his back to the pool as he stood on the edge of the high diving board. As he prepared to jump into the pool, he stretched out his arms. The light from the moon at his back cast the shadow of a cross on the wall he was facing. As he prepared to jump into the pool the janitor came into the room and turned on the lights. The lights startled him and he looked downward and saw that the pool was empty.
Immediately he climbed down the ladder, fell to his knees and thanked God for the Light that saved his life, and the Light that led him into the Kingdom of God.
Perhaps there are some who will consider this event a “stroke of luck” or a “fortunate experience” in the scheme of life. But in God’s plan for each of our lives there is no such thing as “luck” or “good fortune.” He wants to work out His perfect will for our lives and is constantly waiting for us to seek His guidance. However, we must be open and sensitive to His voice, and when He appears before us, be anxious to do what He calls us to do.
Prayer: Father, open our eyes that we may see You, our ears that we may hear You and to live lives that will please You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Romans 2:4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?