Double yellow line transitioned to passing zone.
Revved up engine.
A gust of wind and an excited squeal from a group of teens.
The setting for my husband and I getting passed on the highway for going too slow in our Thunderbird convertible. Yes, we are officially “those old people who drive too slow in a cool car.”
My daughter used to ask us, “why do only old people drive cool cars?” And I would respond, “it’s because they finally got their children grown and have some money and time to buy their dream car.” Which is now exactly the case for me. 🙂
But as those teens passed us laughing and I’m sure making fun of us, I sat back and smiled as I looked all around. On all sides there were scenes of God’s greatness – the beautiful fields of green crops, the trees gently blowing in the wind, the light blue sky with a touch of cotton-like clouds gliding along as if tied to a sail boat.
As I held my position in the passenger seat, I also held the hand of my handsome driver. It was his idea for a summer’s evening drive to local connecting towns just because he knew I loved to do it. I wasn’t sure where he was taking me and what route but it didn’t matter. I was riding with the love of my life and I trusted him.
We laughed and talked and enjoyed the silence. It was just so comforting to be with him no matter where we went or how we got home.
Such a peaceful scenario of what my life should be like with Jesus. I should just enjoy the ride and be thankful for all I have. I should love Him so deeply and trust Him that wherever He is taking me on this journey that it is going to be the right route and that when I get to my heavenly home I get to spend the rest of eternity with Him.
It’s hard though sometimes because we don’t like the “vehicle” we’re in or the path we are taking. The scenery isn’t always pretty with green rolling fields and puffy clouds. Some days it’s cold and rainy and dark and the rolling hills are actually valleys with what seems like no way out.
But the good news is that your driver is always with you taking you through a journey where everything will work out in His will and bring honor and glory to the Creator.
Enjoy the ride while letting Him steer you through a remarkable journey. Hang on because you may be squealing with excitement very soon!