Max Lucado's Devotion: He Gives Us What We Need
By Boaz Wadel
One morning Denalyn was with me in the car. "I'm about to remind you why you married me," I told her as we drew near to the intersection. "See that long line of cars? See that humdrum of humanity? It's not for me...hang on!" I swerved from the six-lane onto the one-lane and shared with my sweetheart my secret expressway to freedom.
"What do you think?" I asked, awaiting her worship.
"I think you broke the law," she responded.
"What?" I asked incredulously.
"You just went the wrong way on a one-way street!" she answered.
I did. She was right. I had missed the "do not enter" sign.
Before coming to Christ, we all had our share of shortcuts. What we consider shortcuts God sees as disasters. He doesn't give laws for our pleasure. He gives them for our protection. He knows what we need!