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Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, June 5, 2020.
But you shall hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day. Joshua 23:8
The New Jersey Turnpike is a long and relatively nondescript piece of highway. There are stretches of the turnpike that are a simple two-lane road with a divider in the middle separating the north and south lanes. There are other times where the turnpike is a sprawling twelve lanes across with separate lanes for passenger cars and trucks. While all of this is very uninteresting, there is one part of the New Jersey Turnpike that I will always hold great affection for, Exit 7A.
Exit 7A is where the Great Adventure theme park is located. At least once a year, I would find a way to get to Great Adventure for a day of fun. Great Adventure was a great theme park because it had something for everyone. There were kiddie rides, intermediate rides, and even a safari, but the thing I loved most were the roller coasters. Great Adventure had some of the best roller coasters on the east coast. From the Lightning Loops, which was one big loop, to the movie-themed coasters, to the old school wooden coasters, there was a coaster to fit every need and personality. As I rode them, I found out that no matter the coaster, there was just one rule, hold on tight.
Friends, life can often be like a roller coaster. There will be ups and downs, twists and turns, fast times, and slow times, but it will always keep moving. Sometimes the coaster will be going too slow and suddenly speed up, and other times the coaster will be going so fast that everything is a blur. What you have to do is hold on, no matter what. When you hold on, you give yourself balance, security, and it helps you remember that this too shall pass. On the coaster, you have the bar in front of you to hold on to, and in real life, you have your faith to hold onto. So get a grip on your faith and hold on tight. It’s going to be a wild ride, but you’ll make it if you just hold on.