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Faith is like WiFi

By Connor McDaniel
Being born in the year 2000, I have the distinct privilege of remembering when a lot of the first wave of Pixar movies came out. In particular, I remember going to see the timeless masterpiece, Cars. In the following years I had many shirts, toys, and various other things themed after the movie. You may remember one particular part of the movie where Lightning McQueen and Mater are spending time together. Mater turns on all of his lights and drives all around town backwards. At the end he tells Lightning, “Don’t need to know where I’m goin’, just need to know where I’ve been.”

At first glance, this seems like an insignificant statement. Afterall, you aren’t meant to drive backwards. You have to be able to see the road and the people on it. It’s hard to keep track of turning the wheel to go the right way for long periods of time. You can even miss certain things by just looking in your mirrors. But here’s the key- Mater always knew where he was going. He knew Radiator Springs like the back of his hand (or tire?). His confidence in his driving through town helped him to know where he was going when the way didn’t always seem clear.

Think about how this applies to us. We don’t always know just where we’re going in life. But we always know where we’ve been. Think about the definition of faith from Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the conviction of things hoped for, the assurance of things not seen.” Faith is knowing that the God we don’t see is in a place we’ve never been. How does this faith come? “...hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17) As you read the Bible, you can read story after story about how God helps His people. And you can probably think of a few times in your life where you’ve seen God work through giving you certain people in your life or certain experiences. So, if you ever start to worry about where you’re going in life or how to get there, remember the wise words of Mater.