The day was a hot muggy summer day as my dad drove us home from church. Our old Lizzy as Mother named our old Ford car, did not have air conditioning so all our windows were down.
As I sat in the back with a window seat, I stuck my arm out the window and the breeze felt Ohhh -- SOooo good.
Parents often have eyes in the back of their head because they seem to know everything that is going on.
“Get your hands back in the car,” bellowed my Dad.
Quickly I obeyed, but when he was no longer focused on me and was paying attention to his driving; out went my arm again to experience the forbidden sweet tasting cool wind.
Suddenly a carload of noisy teen age boys pulled along side of us and one of them hit my hand with a loud slap that hurt like the dickens.
I jerked my arm back in the car and tried not to cry as the tears welled up in my eyes.
Suddenly it was ‘after the fact’ that I realized why I shouldn’t have done what I did.
Isn’t that way life is at times? We know all the reasons why we should not smoke, take drugs, drink alcoholic beverages, have pre-marital sex, and the list begins here.
Many of us have been stung with the smacking results of “Sticking our hand out the window.”
We can’t just pretend it did not happen, but there is a provision to remove the sting, and get a fresh start.
This is the reason Jesus died, rose again and lives today to bring the “old rebellious” you and me to the foot of His cross where we can be forgiven and become a “New Creature,” in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.
So what is next?
Find a Bible Believing church where you can fellowship with other Christians. Get a Bible and begin to read in the New Testament a chapter each day.
And - - If you are tempted to stick your hand out that window - - - - think about it - - and Don’t.