People slowed down.
It’s not likely any golf carts or cars were going to careen off the side of the little wooden bridge, especially when the speed limit is only 10 mph. Yet, the thought of no guard rail was scary, and made people more cautious.
Back when I was in school, studying elementary education, we studied practices to help kids grow in independence. One of the things tested, was removing the fences around playgrounds.
It was a bust.
You see, once the fence was removed, the students lost all security of where their boundaries were, so they huddled near the teacher, and didn’t explore anywhere.
They didn’t know how far they could go, so they didn’t try.
God knew boundaries were good.
He made lots of boundaries in nature. Day and night. Seasons. The banks and shores of oceans, rivers, and streams.
When boundaries fail, things get messy.
The same is true in our life. We need margins, standards, and boundaries. Without them, we fail to have the security to function, free of the distraction of getting too close to the edge, and falling off.
But, Satan wants us to believe we don’t need boundaries, that we should be free do whatever we want. He is happy to make us Weary by Wednesday, and wants us to believe that God’s boundaries are just a kill-joy,
But it isn’t true.
God gives us boundaries so we can flourish, grow, and to keep us from wasting time on the unimportant.
His boundaries, lead us to the most important thing in life, eternal security, and once we have that, there is freedom for so much more.
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14
Becoming a Christian (entering through the narrow gate,) leads to the place of complete freedom and security in Christ. It’s not a bunch of senseless commandments and rules meant to take the fun out of life.
If it’s been a while, since you’ve opened your Bible, have another look, you won’t be disappointed.
Living a life saved, doesn’t make everything perfect, it only gives Jesus the perfect freedom, to walk with you.
Thanks for sharing your Wednesday with me.