Disclaimer: I apologize in advance for another parking lot devotion, but I can’t control where the inspiration strikes.
I was approaching a business place today when I noticed an empty parking space almost concealed between two large vehicles.
I fist-pumped the air, giddy at the thought of securing the ultra-convenient space.
Unfortunately, I was on the opposite side of the road and needed to cross the other lane in order to turn into the lot.
My happiness soon deflated when I noticed a vehicle was coming from the opposite direction.
I held my breath as it approached me.
“Please, let it be going straight,” I whispered.
“Oh no!” I exclaimed as the driver turned his signal light on, indicating that he too was headed into the same lot.
Fortunately for him, he had the right of way.
Before I could finish sighing, he unexpectedly flashed his lights at me, indicating that I should proceed ahead of him.
“Are you sure?” I asked silently while swinging quickly into the opening, anxious that he would change his mind.
Little did the man know that his chivalrous act would leave him at a disadvantage.
Nevertheless, I tooted my horn and lifted my hand ever so slightly, signalling my gratitude.
Seconds later, as I slid into the coveted space, I couldn’t help but wonder whether the man’s decision would have been the different had he known about it.
He had unknowingly sacrificed for me.
Thankfully, I have no such worries when it comes to Jesus’s sacrifice on my behalf.
God knew what He was doing, He knew why it was necessary and despite the fact that He must have seen how I would sometimes treat His sacrifice, He chose to do it anyway.
God thought you and I were worth saving, so He sacrificed His only Son.
Wow, what a Saviour!