Readings: Job 38:4-18, Romans 10:5-17, Matthew 14:22-33
My husband’s friend teases him about his car. He says only old guys drive that kind. We took a trip to California and saw a car exactly like his. We moved around in traffic, trying to see who was driving the twin car. We eventually came along side them, and we rolled down the windows and waved at the younger couple who were waving and smiling at us. “See!” Kevin said. “That wasn’t an old guy driving.” A minute later he said sadly, “But when they saw us, they may have said, “Oh, it’s true - only old guys drive these cars!” It’s funny how thoughts can stick in your head and change your perception of something. Little doubts are planted about your car not being cool. Careless remarks by a loved one make you feel inadequate. You believe something about yourself that isn’t true; things that were said or done to you as a child can change your perception of what’s true even years later. Paul quotes Moses in Romans 10, “But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.” This is where the truth gives us the proper perception - the Word is in our mouth and in our heart, and it can’t get to our mouth without going through our mind. How many times has the Lord wished to transform our mind when we have the wrong perception? We need good thoughts to stick in our head so we can do the good God wants us to do and believe the truth about ourselves. The Word is very near us. Take hold of it! And if you see us in the parking lot Sunday, please tell Kevin he has a cool car. Blessings!