Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Jesus Take the Wheel

"Jesus take the wheel, take it from my hands, 'cause I can't do this on my own.  I'm letting go so give me one more chance and save me from this road I'm on.  Jesus, take the wheel."  Carrie Underwood

WOW, what powerful words and where do I go with this one?   I'm not sure, but ya'll know I will give it my best shot.  This song starts with a mama going home to see her mama and daddy with a baby in the backseat.  "It had been a long hard year, she had way too much on her mind, and she didn't pay attention."  She was going way to fast when she started to skid on ice.  No time to cry she throws her hand in the air and says the words "Jesus take the wheel."

This scenario reminds me so much of my young single mother days.  So many times going to see my mama and daddy with the baby in the back seat.  Even though they only lived down the road a bit, an accident could have easily happened.  What this brings to mind for me is how careless I was during those days.  How many weekends I would leave my small child with my mama and daddy or sister or the neighbor next door.  So many weekends that I can never get back of his life.  So many things I missed because I was too busy living MY life and not taking responsibility for his.  Thinking about this now that he will be 38 years old in a few weeks, I know Jesus had the wheel all those years.  He gave me more than one chance to save me from the road I was on and thankfully that road only lasted a few years.

"She saw both their lives flash before her eyes, she didn't even have time to cry.  She was so scared she threw her hands up in the air."  Luckily and I mean ever so lucky I never had this to happen on my road to self destruction.  I never came close to an accident but only because I know Jesus had the wheel.  The wheel that would keep me safe during my crazy years and the wheel that kept me safe from an abusive relationship or two.   Maybe my mama had a hand on that wheel too because she was the one that finally said enough was enough.  She said I was a mama and I needed to act like one.  Ya'll know there was a lot more in that statement from my mama, but ya'll get the idea.

"She's a rock, she is grace.  She's an angel, she's my heart and soul.  She does it all." I hear people saying I'm starting to look like my mother does.   She sees everybody for who they really are.  I'm so thankful for her guidance.  She helped me get this far."    Lauren Alaina

My mama truly is a rock, an angel, my heart and soul.  I am so thankful for her guidance and that she had the wheel all those years ago when I didn't have sense to "act right."  I am thankful she was there holding that wheel steadfast while I went on my way to make more mistakes than I can count on both hands and feet.  There with her head bowed I'm sure asking Jesus to take the wheel.  The wheel to save me before it was too late.

Lesson today?  Don't take too long to ask Jesus to take the wheel.  Don't tarry on that road to self destruction because you might not be as lucky as me.  Hopefully if you're on that road, your mama is a praying mama and she's got her head bowed every night that Jesus take the wheel to bring you back.  Wake up before your hands are in the air, you're scared to death and maybe no time.

  Love to all,
Sweet Southern Sass

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