This morning I was visually reminded about being out-of-control. It has snowed here and there is ice all over the place. As I was driving my kids to school a car in front of me lost control and went off the road. There was nothing the driver could do but allow the car to spin wildly until it finally stopped. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
I was frightened because I was heading directly where the out-of-control car went. I felt hopeless knowing that a "big crash" was on the way. Fortunately, I was able to stay on course and keep the car in control.
Now the apostle Paul said this, "For the love of Christ controls us . . ." (2 Corinthians 5:14). You see, Christians no longer live wildly and without direction or purpose. We are in control because Christ controls us; that is, His love. We no longer live for our own purpose; rather, for Him (Jesus) who died and was raised. His power, kingdom reign, and love keeps us in the direction He choses for us. We have allowed him control. Therefore, Christians no longer live for themselves but for Christ in Heaven.
Does the "love of Christ" control you - if not it ought too.
The Lord's humbled . . . John A. Reeves