I turned my car onto the main drive this morning and discovered crazy congestion. Yuck! Where did all these cars come from anyway? Obviously, some unseen obstruction was preventing my safe passage.
I texted my husband to warn him about the pile up, and then I braced myself for the slow drip of traffic to inch its way forward at a snail’s pace.
Thankfully, most of the mash up was heading toward me instead of beside me.
Suddenly, a path cleared in the middle of the road, and I lunged my car toward the liberating space in hopes of making it to work on time.
I was soon zipping along on the turnpike. My mind checked out, and a mental fog descended. I think my vehicle must have driven itself to work.
Am I the only one this happens to?
My mind is congested most mornings. I can’t seem to get past the big boulders that are crowding my thinking and limiting my unobstructed view of God’s work in my life.
Life drags slowly forward at an almost imperceptible pace.
Will I ever reach the spacious place where I freely fly with no resistance?
Somtimes, I wonder if it’s possible. But, then I forget that God specializes in the impossible.
As I sat in my car this morning, weighted down by the bone-weary heaviness of carrying life’s baggage, a song on the radio woke me up and put the zip back into my soul.
Well, you can’t see the wind, but it moves the leaves
From the bottom to the top of the tallest trees
You are everything I will ever need
And they can’t take that from me
Oh, I feel it in my heart
I feel it in my soul
That’s how I know
You take our brokenness and make us beautiful
Yeah, that’s how I know
Suddenly, my heart felt alive. And that’s when I looked up and noticed the gray Honda minivan in front of me. The license place was declaring the driver’s singular mission in life:
I had to smile. Only God sends me a love note on a license plate.
Love creates the space
that helps me to move forward
into freedom and victory.
For Further Contemplation:
Something to think about…
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