“Houston, we have a problem.” This clich? is an echo playing out in real life for many of us each day. Lost hats, missing work ID, landlords, insurance agents, and people conflicts are just a few of the nightmares in my own life during the past few days. Problems come flying in from right and left, some avoidable, others knocking one back a few steps. The clich? plays out in my mind and I wonder what I would feel like if I were the astronaut sitting in a small capsule a few hundred thousand miles from earth with little hope of ever coming back.
I actually see many parallels between then and now. First, I am living in a space a long way from where we originally started. I am in a situation not completely of my own making. Depending on the outcome, my life here and eternally is at risk. I always have a choice. There are others who are in the same situation that I am in who are depending on my actions and support to help make the journey. Command central holds the keys to getting out of this mess! Whatever happens I am going to need faith.
You and I did not commit the original act of selfishness (sin). We continue to add to the pile, but we did not start the process. We are living in a time and place that is a long way from the original home God made for us. Everything we are and can be is at risk due to our acts of selfishness. Every human being is sitting in the same position as you and I. While we depend on others to complete our life journey, we cannot solve the problem. Command central, God, is our only hope!
“God sacrificed Jesus on the altar of the world to clear that world of sin. Having faith in him sets us in the clear.” (Romans 3.25)
“God, I have a problem.”
“Son/daughter/friend, I have the solution.”
“God, I don’t think I can make it.”
“You won’t, I will.”