In one word… the UNEXPECTED! Or pure craziness. I guarantee you will have the thought at least one time, no more than one time.
“He is crazy”.
You will! I even do often. I often don’t fully understand the things I write, at first. Or even second. Sometimes it take 4 or 5 times for me to understand what I am sharing. I have to try from many different angles for our humanity to “get” at least a grasp on them. That includes me too!
So, I can’t really tell you what to expect… I don’t even know. It is so different each day and even within the same day.
I will appear to be crazy or schizophrenic at times. I freely admit that. You may have to just sit back and put on your seatbelt as we may be taking this bus OVER THE WATERFALLS! Hang on!
Some days, I will be relaxed, warm and fuzzy (like today). Everyone will want to snuggle their hearts up together as we read a nice story and have cookies by the warm fire. I love these times together.
However, just a warning.
Tomorrow may be a bus ride over the waterfalls. You will be very afraid and dismayed. Truthfully, I will be too.
See, I am not driving the bus, God is. None of us know this when we are born or most of our lives. However, if you have been taken over enough waterfalls and didn’t have your seatbelt on, you will begin to realize you are not driving the bus!
But, don’t worry. The bus driver is the best there is. He won’t let anyone fall out of the bus. No one will die, at least not the way man believes and has taught us. We will get bumps and bruises especially if we have our seatbelt off. So, keep it on at all times if you want to avoid that and keep your eyes on him when you get afraid. He will calm you down.
Our bus driver knows the course well. He has driven it a million times before. So, when things get scary and dark, you may have to remind yourself he knows what he is doing. Believe me, they will get scary and dark. He will take you through some dark canyons and over huge waterfalls in order to get you to your destination. Believe me, you will LOVE the destination. It’s the very place your heart has been longing for. This place fulfills all your deepest hopes and dreams.
If you look within, you will see this.
Now, as your part-time tour guide, I will try to warn you ahead of time if a waterfall is coming or we are about to enter a canyon. Some of these words I speak may sound harsh at times. I believe they are so that we will wake up and stop being afraid. I will remind you to not be afraid as often as I can. If I get afraid, you can remind me. We really are in this together and none of us have any higher status or role than anyone else. Sometimes, you may be the tour guide and I the passenger if I am afraid. I am still human. God will use whoever is not afraid at the time who knows the way he is taking the bus. Whoever is hearing and knows his words of truth. Its these very written and spoken words of truth that will calm the rest of the passengers. They will instill peace in our hearts and remove the fear. I need them all the time or I will fear. They are the very warm cookies that sooth us by the fire. But, they are also the sharp rod of discipline that wakes us up when we fall asleep. Our father is the best daddy there is. He always knows exactly what we need.
Such are the ways of God. Sometimes soft and warm like warm cookies from the oven, sometimes painful like a belt on our behinds.
All are love. True love. And we so need them.