I was waiting at a red light to turn into my community. An 18-wheeler with shiny silver sides was humming in front of me. When the light turned green, instead of turning, this giant truck did a U-turn. I watched from my car with my mouth wide open.
Would he make it?
I didn't know trucks that large could make U-turns in that intersection, but I saw it happen with my very own eyes. The driver accomplished his swift U-turn on the first try, without running over the fire hydrant, trees or sidewalks.
It reminded me that it's always possible to make a U-turn when we've gone the wrong direction in life. Maybe sometimes it seems like it's too late to change our course, or that a problem is much too large to turn around.
But if that huge truck could snake around and make a U-turn, believe me, with God's help, you can too.
Maybe you have words that you need to apologize about.
Maybe you've gotten into a bad habit of falling asleep with the TV on instead of cuddling up to your spouse.
Maybe it's been awhile since you said a prayer for your spouse or your kids.
Take heart – it's not too late for a U-turn.