In the Dr. Who episode (OK, I admit I’m a BIG fan), “The Doctor’s Wife,” he has the unique opportunity to talk to the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space – his time travel machine/spacecraft, shaped like a 1960’s style London police box) in the guise of Idris, a young lady.
This extraordinary episode includes the following dialogue, with a powerful Scriptural application…
The Doctor: You know, since we’re talking with mouths—not really an opportunity that comes along very often—I just want to say, you know you have never been very reliable.
Idris: And you have?
The Doctor: You didn’t always take me where I wanted to go.
Idris: No, but I always took you where you needed to go.
The Doctor: You did.
Here are a couple of “Chapters and Verses” for you….
God says: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle.” (Psalm 32:8, 9)
Writer of Proverbs: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5, 6)
Me, to God: You didn’t always take me where I wanted to go.
God, to me: No, but I always took you where you needed to go.