A Bridge

The drive from Soldotna to Anchorage is filled with stunning scenery.  This, of course, is meaningless to a tweenager who thinks the drive takes ‘forever’, especially when you must wait 5 minutes for road construction.  Fortunately :), there is a simple solution, according to the tweenager – a bridge  over Turnagain Arm.  Many different locations were selected along the way up past Girdwood.  No matter the mountains and quicksand, the child was determined to make this project work.  Finally, after examining the area on Google earth this morning, the final bridge site was chosen.  The resulting bridge would be 40 miles long and save us 10 minutes of drive time at a cost of $$$$$$$.  The child is convinced, of course, that this is a great plan…

I silently chuckled at the whole process, yet I could see myself in those size 6 shoes.  How many times have I had a ‘problem’ that was solved with a ‘brilliant’ solution?  Too many times to count, in fact.  If only God would listen to me, then we could…  Or If I were in charge, we would do…   Really, the question being asked is a question of me – a question of trust.  An ‘Adventures in Odyssey’ tape that we listen to on the way home last night reinforced the point – can we trust God to do what is best for us?  Jesus said it this way:

Matthew 7:9-11 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

It is easier to trust God after walking with Jesus for a while, but I still don’t trust Him like I want to.  I want to enjoy the ride more, instead of plotting the path (bridge or no bridge).  How about you?