Conversation With An AngelThere is a car with two seats,Conversation With An Angel13 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
One faces forward, the other backward--
You are asked each day
In which will you sit?
You reply, "Forward, I must
See where I am going, and are not
The controls in the driver's seat?
I have God as my co-pilot--
The other seat must mean that
He will watch my back."
'No, dear friend, tell me,
Have you always arrived at where
You thought you were headed?
The view you beheld clearest
Was always in retrospect--
You thought you drove, but
You tugged at God's arms from behind.
God sees where you are going,
What dangers lie ahead, and
Will steer you in the safest course--
You only see where you have been,
And remember best what you were.'
"But, then, if God drives and
Is the only one who knows what may be,
What is there left for me to do?"
'That, my friend, is an important job:
You choose where you want to go,
And what you want to become--
Sit back in trust, therefore,
And let Him lead the way.'