Don’t Park Under a Power Line

Bird-On-The-LineHigh priority parking guidelines include parking as close to the entrance as possible and in shade where available. The routine problem for me on a nearly daily basis is that to accomplish this requires me to park under a power line as well. I’ve discovered that birds like to park on that power line right over my car. Let’s just say poop flies and does not care where it lands; windows, fenders, anything that is near or under that power line.

The easy counsel is to park somewhere else or don’t complain. Human nature being what it is, however, requires either complaining or entertaining a false hope that since no birds are seen when I park, they will not fly over to the power line and find a little too much relief at the expense of my car’s paint job. Remember, hope springs eternal.

I may be the only person that keeps trying to beat the odds and park under that power line in order to be in the shade and as close as possible to the entrance. I have no doubt, however, that every single human being hopes eternally to beat the odds in one or more area of life even though they keep getting the messy end of the deal. Even when the response to their actions is corrosive, people keep doing what they know they should not do. “This” time it will be different! Really?

Just don’t park under the power line. Don’t make money (mammon in the gospels of Matthew and Luke) your god, i.e. your top priority. Don’t allow lust, which is “a passionate or overmastering desire or craving” be the driving force in your life whether for sex, pleasure, or power.

Nothing and no one satisfies our deepest longings other than Jesus Christ. Consequently, filling life with Jesus is the logical choice. It is known as union with God. Jesus asked the heavenly Father to grant this blessing to all who chose to make Him their Savior, Friend, and Lord. In John’s gospel He said, “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us.”

The seven weeks before Easter commonly referred to as the season of Lent, often are used as a time to give up or take up something in order to be filled more fully with Jesus Christ. Sadly, people sometimes detach themselves from a habit or something they deeply enjoy but fail to take the corresponding step of more deeply attaching themselves to Christ. Robert Mulholland in “The Deeper Journey” said, “You don’t become a Christian by giving up things, but by giving your life to Christ and loving him more than these things”.

If you want the best life has to offer, receive the gift of Jesus. Do not settle for just a drop or two; be filled with His presence. After all, where you park is a choice.

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