How much does the natural order of our world conspire to keep people from reading the Bible?
You might answer, "Not at all." Certainly, nothing in physics would give any reason to believe such a thing. But years of experience show me otherwise.
Take last Friday, for instance. I was on my way from Jersey to Philly to meet a friend for lunch. It poured rain, and while traffic moved fine on the other side of Rt. 70, I could have probably covered more distance swimming than driving. Short a swimsuit, I inched along, frustrated at my growing tardiness.
Then, I had an idea.
As I said, it's my belief that forces within us and without us strive to keep us from reading the Bible (or praying). But I had my Bible right with me. And what better thing to do in traffic than to, as they say, get in the Word?
So I got my Bible out. I opened to Luke. I balanced it on my steering wheel. I started reading aloud.
Six verses in, the previously unmovable traffic parted like the Red Sea, and I was on my way to hand drawn noodles!