What a pleasant surprise! After spending 45 minutes in bumper to bumper
traffic trying to leave on a Thanksgiving trip, imagine my surprise. As
I got off the I-35 and moved out into the Hill Country of Central Texas
I was shocked.
With the new faster speed limits we made good time. No one was driving
recklessly or too fast. When I needed to pass, folks moved to the right
and let me around. When folks passed me, I pulled over and the waved or
blinked their lights Thank you! At our stops people were polite and
friendly and wished us Happy Thanksgiving! The 200 mile drive passed
quickly and it was delightful.
To be honest, I was shocked. The ol cynical side of Phil said, Yeah,
but wait till the weekend is over. Theyll be back to the same ol
maniacs on the highway after the holiday is finished.
I was wrong!
You see, it was like everyone, all at the same time, realized the Golden
Rule applied to driving. They were treating me, and everyone else, with
kindness, courtesy, and respect. The atmosphere was downright
infectious. I even slowed down through one stretch well below the speed
limit because a lot people were milling about visiting in their yards.
I thought to myself, Now I wouldnt want somebody driving this fast by
my kids and family!
The Golden Rule applied to driving! Wow, what a revolutionary thought.
As human beings, we find it so easy to compartmentalize our lives so the
Lordship of Jesus doesnt reach into all the nooks and crannies where we
keep our pet sins, secret pride, and hidden weaknesses. But imagine if
we realized that ALL those nooks and crannies along with ALL those
compartments are to be opened up to the Lordship of Christ and his
character. Wow, what a different world it would be! Double wow!! What
a different life I would lead!!
You know, I think Id better change that last line because if Jesus isnt Lord of all, then he really isnt Lord at all!
Triple wow!!! What a different life I WILL lead. May God bless you as
you join me in trying to give all the compartments of our lives to Jesus