Thursday, June 8th, '17
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is the way, walk ye in it..." (Isaiah 30:21)
To hit the moon with a floating tin can NASA
didn't just get the man in the moon in its crosshairs and pull the trigger on
the Apollo launch pad. It took some mathematical brainstorming. Remember the moon
revolves around the earth, and the earth is spinning at however many thousand
miles per hour. The quarterback has to lead the split-end when he passes the
ball. The hunter may need to aim slightly ahead of the turkey to figure in
motion. Apollo 11 left July 16th and landed on the lunar surface
July 20th, 1969. The whole flight was a series of computer
controlled as well as man-made recalibrations that for aeronautic science was
as near impossible to hit as though Eli Manning were to throw a football from
the stadium in New York and pass through a hula-hoop in Honolulu.
How much farther heaven is than the moon, and
how many more corrections are needed in flight! Sin is maladjustment;
repentance is readjustment. There are hundreds of on and off ramps along this
highway. Think of the many times Christian and Hopeful were tempted to veer
from the path in Pilgrim's Progress. The natural order would be the
pilgrim's regress. Left to itself the garden bears weeds. Take your hands off
the steering wheel and the car will pull according to tread and road-wear or
toe-in or out. Proper driving is not a matter of jerking the wheel right or
left but of simple short recalculations that keep us between the white lines.
Like driving, faith requires a foot feed, brakes and a wide range of peripheral
view. To get from point A to point B there will be readjustments.
The Holy Spirit is the Pilot. "You will hear a
word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it..." For Noah and Abraham the
steering changes occurred only a few times in their whole lives. For me,
readjustment is needed about every day. I suppose that depends on how out of
alignment one is to start with. Thank God that He doesn't give up on us but
keeps turning, turning, turning us in the right direction. "The steps of a good
man are ordered by the Lord" (Psalm 37:23). If He's still straightening your
logistical pattern, it must mean you're a good man. Be encouraged in that!