As I was heading into work this morning I approached my arch nemesis that traffic signal and noticed it was green. With glee I started to accelerate towards the intersection thinking to myself, finally I will not have to wait on this corner! My excitement quickly turned a wave of frustration and a slap on the steering wheel as the light immediately turned to yellow.
“Now I will have to sit through the entire light”, I thought, as steam rose from my ears!
In the silence of my truck cabin I thought, why am I like this, and wondered what sort of blessing I could turn this into. Immediately this verse popped into my head
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 New International Version (NIV)
I thought about how busy this season is and how we forget to stop and remember the One who is really is in control of all of this mess.
The point was further emphasis to me as I continued my commute. I encountered two semis who decided to imitate turtles drag racing side by side and the driver who sits in your blind spot while you do your best to not run over the car in front of you, and slows as the car in front of you slows! And then as I entered the interstate I experience that great experience when the only two cars anywhere on a 4 lane road are the one directly in front of you and the one directly beside you, both traveling at a rate of speed well under the speed limit!
Each time I thought back to that verse, and counted them as blessings.
Of course all of this deep meditation was disrupted and just about destroyed when I pulled up behind the pickup with the words “Aint nothing but a Thang” in huge letters on its tailgate! 🙂
So, As you go through the rest of the holidays, take advantage of those times of slowing to be still and remember the Creator. They aint nothing but a thang!