It’s every parents worst nightmare.
7 year old Joseph Eaton was sleeping in his parents car when thieves stole it from the driveway of the family home.
The car was left running while his Mum carried his sick brother into the house, and when she came out to grab him, there was nothing but an empty driveway.
Immediately she called 000 and the Police began to devise a way to bring him safely home.
There are times in life when we can also find ourselves sleeping at the wheel. Whether it’s our own choices or the choices or others, we can find ourselves lost and alone, frightened and unsure of where to go next.
This may especially be the case when it comes to our relationship with God. We feel we have failed. We have crossed the line too many times. We don’t measure up.
But don’t be deceived, because the truth is that God will never reject anyone who comes to Him! Infact, the moment you turn away from Him is the very moment He devises a plan to bring you ‘safely home’:
“All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.”
2 Samuel 14:14 (NLT)
The stolen car that carried Rose’s precious child was dumped in Forrestfield nine hours after that horrific moment of separation. He climbed out of the car and knocked on a strangers door, and said, “I am lost, I don’t know where I am”. This triggered a chain reaction that eventually led to being reunited with his Mum!
No matter how far you have fallen, no matter lost you may feel, all you need to do is to knock on the door and tell God that you are lost, and that you need help to find your way home.
As you put your trust in Jesus it will set off a chain reaction that will result in God welcoming you into His loving arms!
‘Come back to God! For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.’
2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (NLT)