Yesterday Greg and I stepped into our garage ready to get into our car and run an errand. As he got in the car – I walked around to the passenger side and saw a wasp on inside of the window closest to the passenger side. It had somehow found its way into the garage and could see the outside through the window – but could NOT get out! It continued buzzing and fussing around the whole perimeter of the glass – and would not leave to search other alternatives. For instance – our HUGE garage door was now OPEN – why would it not just fly out? It was so puzzling to me.
As I was pondering this – I was thinking about a Wayne Watson song I heard several years ago on his Christmas CD – about a skeptical man trying to free some birds that had been trapped in his garage. They were so frightened that any attempt to free them had been misunderstood. He thought to himself, “If I could only become one of them and fly over to them and explain it – that they could be free….” Then the man understood what God did for us by sending Jesus to us – to walk among us and be one of us – explaining the plan for us – no fear – no misunderstanding – only love and a way for our freedom.
I wondered about this poor wasp – who could not grasp the “way out” of our garage – and thought sadly, “he will die in here – before exploring another alternate route – because he can see the outside through the window.” And thought about us. Do we do the same thing concerning spiritual things we don’t understand or can’t comprehend? Does God say, “Just trust me” but we fight it because we can only see our own circumstances right in front of us? Are we afraid to move or change our position – so we miss what God has for us? Do we not want to relinquish control to something perceived as scary and the “unknown” because we know better? How foolish we are.
Just like a wasp is in our world – we are to God and things bigger than we are – spiritual dimensions of time and space that we are limited to because of our five senses. And yet – how many times have I said or thought, “I know better. And I just want out.”
Can I truly trust one greater, wiser and more loving than I am – to guide my path? Even if I cannot see my way out of my situation? Can I trust Him to show me the way out? Even if it takes me through some dark and scary times – to get to the ultimate goal? Would it surprise me to know that His way is far different from what I can now see? Would I be able to totally let go?
When was the last time you had to let go and just…trust? When was the last time you said, “I want Out”?