The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.” (Psalms 34:19 NLT)
Humans tend to be very superstitious creatures. If you live in Argentina and hear the name “Carlos Menem”, you immediately touch certain parts of your body as a sign of warding off his curses from your life, which stem from bad financial decisions that affected the whole nation in 2001. If you are a sailor and discover that you are on a boat that has changed names, simply engrave that name onto a wooden container and burn it, thus absolving yourself from a curse. Even in our traditional weddings, we believe it’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her wedding dress before she travels down the aisle.
We all deal with strange beliefs, but there is one true fact: God is greater than whatever we face. Whether the tire is flat from gremlins or picking up a nail when driving on the shoulder, the tire is flat. Both good and bad things come into our life. What we must decide is what we will do in that situation and the life we have before us. We can either look to lucky charms or self efforts to deliver us, or we can trust that God really is able to help us and start relying on Him.
If you find yourself in Iceland driving on the the new highway that links Alftanes to Reykjavik, rest assured that you will be free from elven mischief, thanks to the efforts of locals who moved the Elf Chapel, thus keeping the balance of peace between us and them. In the rest of the world, travel life peacefully knowing that God is caring for you regardless of what you face! Lived blessed instead of lucky! You are loved today!