Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Red Light, Green Light

The other day was stop and go... literally. The power went out all along University Avenue so every stoplight had to be treated like a four-way stop. It was scary having to trust that everyone knew what to do at the busiest intersections. Luckily I made it home safely. Only to find out, the power was out at home.

When I got back on the road after the power turned back on again I was really grateful for green and red lights. They are there for our safety and protection. They regulate things and stop utter chaos from taking over.

Somewhere I got thinking and compared this to the commandments. Sometimes we hit a red light and are so frustrated because we want to keep going. Other times we hit a green and sail right through the intersection. Commandments regulate our lives so that we don't have confusion running amok in our own minds. They give us safety and warnings of when a stop will be necessary and tell us when to keep going.

So the next time you get stuck at a red light for 5 minutes, remember that it's keeping you from driving forward and getting seriously hurt. It's only for our good.

Red light, green light.

1 comment:

  1. Good thoughts! The power was out at our apartment, too. I just thought to complain. :)

    (BTW this is Debbie from waaaaaay back in your Freshman ward/building)