It's amazing, isn't it, that life's twists and turns mean things often don't turn out the way you had planned? Popular fiction of course relishes such things, often relying on the 'cliffhanger' ending to keep us on the edge of our seats, as the hero saves the day/the world/the ship/the girl just in the nick of time.
It's not just fiction, though. Lewis Hamilton's sensational Championship win in this year's Formula One season certainly falls in that same category. The final standings were still very much in contention right up to when the final Grand Prix commenced in Sao Paulo (Brazil) on Sunday, and it was very close throughout. It got even more exciting when rain started falling in the last few laps. And even when Massa (the race leader) had crossed the finish line and thought he'd also got the championship there was still a final twist in the tail, and just in the nick of time Hamilton clinched the title, right on the final lap of the course. Wow!
Trouble is, it seems all so clear to me that life is often like that, unpredictable to the uttermost. Just when you think that things are all sorted out, something happens to knock you back again. However, although we see such setbacks in our own lives, many of us don't seem to believe in the possibility that someone will be there to save the day, just in the nick of time.
Which hero will be there to save the day for you? I know who I am putting my trust in to save the day for me. And will He do it just in the nick of time?
In thee O Lord do I put my trust.