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  Renewing Your Mind

 
Living on the Edge
By Kristin Wallace

There is a billboard on my morning commute that was created by the Ford Motor Company. They wanted to impress the public by displaying a car that sits 30 feet in the air at the top of a billboard. Their ad statement is about “being on the edge“ as the name of this car implies (“The Edge”). Apparently, we need this car to take us on an incredible adventure, where we can experience a daring life of excitement on the edge.
 
This week as I drove past the billboard, there was a large crow sitting happily on the top of the car. He didn’t care if this car was the latest and greatest, all he knew was that it took up space where he normally liked to perch above the freeway. This was probably not the intent of the Marketing Team at Ford. But leave it to nature to bring us back to reality. It is still just a car. Even with all of the fancy promotion, it cannot really deliver more than just a nice ride somewhere.

If you are looking for real life on the edge it is not found in earthly possessions. All those things that promise excitement, at some point end up dusty and dirty, with a crow sitting on top. Real life and great adventures are found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He promises your life will be filled with ups and downs, but He will be with you each step of the way. Where else can you find unconditional love, the power of prayer and the hope for eternity? Each day the Lord will be with us on a spiritual journey on the edge.

John 10:10 I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Have a great day!  Kristin.

Composed: 04/01/2007 | Modified: 04/01/2007
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