Friday, January 12, 2018
Since my wife and I have been driving to church two or three times a week on the average for over forty years, many have been the times when we have ridden behind or alongside some of our church members on our way to church. Obviously, we have seen good and bad driving habits. You may not agree with me, especially if you are in the second group, but I sincerely believe that the way we drive in traffic or on the highway is a good indication of the type of people we are everywhere. One does not have to necessarily be on the lookout for it because it should be easy to spot that, in traffic, there are many motorists who are selfish, reckless, impatient, abusive, and have little or no regard for rules or speed limits. In fact, if a person who has a reputation for being this kind of driver were to tell me “Lets go for a spin”, I would probably say “Make me!” If I did go, I can visualize myself with my nose and hands pressed against the rider side windshield crying out “Help me!”
Jesus said these words to His followers: “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”(Matthew 5:14) Once we confessed we belong to Jesus or once others sense that we are His, we were immediately put under a microscope. Child of God, all of us have been often reprimanded or have been reminded of our misdeeds, mostly by people in the world who don’t claim to be Christians. Many are watching our every move and the way we conduct ourselves on a daily basis. That includes the way we drive. And this is also true: We all have plenty of room for improvement in many areas of our lives, not just driving.
As it pertains to traffic and highway signs, the Bible is like that. It is our road map to Heaven. it’s Heavenly road signs tell us when to be careful, when to yield to others, to be patient and unselfish, and warn us of dangers up ahead. Not heeding these signs will bring us a lot of trouble, heartache, and grief. One more Heavenly road sign I have been more conscious of lately, is that one that tells me that I’m getting close to my destination. I suppose some of you have not seen that heavenly sign yet, and if you have, it may indicate you still are from it, but thanks be to God, all of us will reach our destination sooner or later.
God’s word for today: (Philippians 3:20 NLT) “But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior.”