Recently I had to change the windshield wipers on a couple of our vehicles. When I got to my 1990 Dodge Colt, I realized it was not going to happen. I did a little research and then I noticed a toll free phone number on the box and right above it read, “Need extra parts, call…” I needed something so I called. Come to find out, my car takes an extra part that converts the old system to the new system.
What is the purpose of windshield wipers? They give us a clearer line of vision while driving. Life is like driving and the law in the Old Testament is like a set of good windshield wipers. The law gives us a clearer line of vision of what God desires, and it also can warn us when there is a problem up ahead.
Lets say you’re driving down the road in the pouring rain and you have a set of windshield wipers that are not doing the job. Your visibility is weak and you miss the sign that says, “Bridge out ahead.” If you keep going under these circumstances, you are in trouble. Windshield wipers keep us from destruction. However, they cannot get us to the other side. Even if I can read the sign and see that the bridge is out, guess what? The bridge is still out.
This is where Christ comes in and does what the law is unable to do, bridge the gap between us, and God. Jesus is a new, well-constructed bridge between God and us. (John 14:6)
What about you? Are you driving down the road clueless that the bridge is out ahead? Maybe your windshield wipers are working perfectly, you know there is trouble ahead but you’re just choosing to do nothing about it. My prayer is that your line of vision would be clear to see we are all sinners and in desperate need of a personal relationship with Jesus. He died for us even while we were sinners (Romans 3:23) to bring us salvation as a gift. It’s free, but not cheap because it cost Him His life.
There is a well-constructed bridge ahead for you to take. I hope you will take it and remember to keep those windshield wipers because they are still useful to help your line of vision. You will find the road of life will be much more pleasant when you discover the new spiritual GPS you get on the other side of the bridge, not to mention your new Driver who is available whenever you want to let Him drive.