I was driving down the road the other day and something that I have seen over and over again struck me for the first time. I have used my mirrors backing up and changing lanes now for more than 10 years as a licensed driver, and never have I thought of the spiritual aspect of the statement found on the passenger side mirror. “OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR” are the simple words that are found there…but they are so much more than that to me now.
I was driving home from work and looked in the mirror to see one of the most beautiful sunsets that I have ever seen, and those words directly below this image brought me into a moment of worship with God. Realizing that God has created everything that we see around us I was brought to a moment of awe that was indescribable. I realized that God, although we may not feel Him, is closer than He appears. God is amazing.
In the same way looking in that mirror reminded me that at the times that I am struggling with life, struggling to get by during the times of depression and anger, that He is right there with me…walking beside me, or better yet, riding passenger in my car.
So, to rephrase this, “GOD IS CLOSER THAN HE APPEARS”. Wow, what an amazing thought…no matter what we’re going through, no matter what struggles are going on in our heads, no matter what we are facing in our lives – GOD IS RIGHT THERE!!! HE is there when we wake in the morning, HE is there when we are driving down the road, HE is even there when we feel no one is there for us. HE is the first, HE is the last…meaning HE was there before us, and will be there after us…HE is in charge, HE is in control, HE never changes, HE is the creator of all, and most of all, HE WANTS TO BE OUR FRIEND!
He sees through the muck and the mire, to the depths of our hearts, and loves us the same as if we had never sinned. He will never leave us hanging, never stand us up, never let us down…
What an amazing God we serve!