Traffic Lights

Traffic Lights…

Each day as I drive through Spring Hill, I notice the dozens of traffic lights that have been installed throughout the town. Literally every ¼ of a mile there is a light and some are even closer than that. We think, “What purpose do these lights serve?” and “Why are there so many lights?”. Face it, sometimes traffic lights every few feet can be very annoying and we get frustrated that they are there but they are there for a reason. Reason that we may not see at first but they serve a purpose. Often times we approach a light that turns yellow and we have to decide to slow down or just continue on the path. Sometimes continuing on that path can lead us to trouble if the light changes before we get there.

The same logic applies to our everyday life. God is omnipresent, meaning his is everywhere at all times. Like the lights of Spring Hill, they are everywhere all the time. On a traffic light there are three different options. Green to alert drivers to go, yellow to alert drivers to slow down, and red to alert drivers to stop. God works the same way. God has the traffic light of life (the Bible) clearly laid out for us. There are red lights that he puts out for us to tell us exactly what we should not do, how we should not act, and things that will not get us to Heaven. For example. the Ten Commandments and the sermon on the Mount all lay out very specific red lights for us. Then there are green lights of life that he has commanded us to do such as going out and spreading his word, be kind, Golden Rule, help others, and so on. With God, there is no yellow light. He doesn’t tell us to slow down and do as we wish and then at the last minute decide to stop or go because at that time, it could be too late. There are no turn arrows.. There is only one way and that is the way He has laid out for us in the Bible.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

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