It’s been raining.
I don’t mean a passing shower every now and then but a whole, whole lot of water pouring from the sky.
My daily commute–normally not all that bad–has been filled with extra hazards.
Dark cars run with no lights in the gloom. Drivers follow too closely, darting in and out of traffic. Unseen puddles threaten to send my little red Beetle skating across the lanes.
With each mile, I find myself wanting to warn other drivers as we zip by one another with only a spray of water in our wake:
Lights would be good here!
Watch out for the hazard of that standing water!
I want us all to get home safely.
My recent white-knuckle-filled drives popped into my head as I read Hebrews 10:23-24 this morning:
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
The writer has seen the hazards along the way and is giving us spiritual warnings to help us get Home safely.
Follow the Light, our Lord Jesus.
Figure out how to encourage others to love and do good deeds.
I can almost hear him say “Lights would be good here!” I’m not talking about headlights on the car, but the light Jesus mentioned in Matthew 5:16:
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
I sometimes wonder if drivers don’t turn their lights on because they can see without thinking that their car’s lights may help others to see.
So, as I pull out my rain jacket and ponder the coming day, I’m asking the Lord to show me how I can turn on my spiritual light to help others see in the growing gloom of our world.
Lord, help me to be willing to slow down enough to love others and encourage them to good deeds so that You will be glorified.
May I follow You unswervingly. Even in the rain.