I drove to Walmart mid-afternoon yesterday. It’s eight – maybe, nine – minutes away from my house. Not a long drive at all.
But it’s just long enough to witness some crazy stunts by other drivers.
The pickup that pulled in front of oncoming traffic, leaving inches of clearance.
The Lincoln Town Car that turned left from the right hand lane.
The Jeep that sat at a green light, then pulled forward when it turned yellow.
And that’s not even taking into account the teenager who darted across the street with four vehicles barreling toward him.
It’s enough to make me want to send ‘em all back to driver’s ed.
Or move to Mackinac Island, where I hear it’s just foot traffic, bikes and horse-drawn carriages.
Or – and this is probably the wisest course of action – I can trust in God’s promise from Matthew 10:
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are numbered. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
When I get all tied up in knots about Houston traffic, I need to remind myself to relax. God’s got this under control.
Let’s talk: Do you ever feel you’re taking your life in your hands on the roadways? Do you have a favorite verse that reminds you God’s in control?