(Psalms 19:1 KJV) The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.I love those mornings.
Other mornings, like today, I develop a special understanding of Original Sin. Freeway driving gives you a lot of opportunity to observe, interact and reflect. It is a constant flow of decisions, yours and others. It is a daily miracle that anyone gets to work unscathed.
I see depravity in the other drivers. I am surrounded by a flood of self-centered neanderthals on wheels. I watch them maneuver in ways that are unsafe, irrational, illegal and defiantly sinful. I see them tailgating, cutting people off, speeding and anything else that will get them ahead. The entire world comes down to them getting one car length ahead and the rest of the universe can become a pile of rubble in the process. It doesn’t matter as long as they are granted their instant gratification.
I recognize sin in myself. I find myself hoping that they will meet a railing that does not get out of there way. I find myself wishing I had a heavier car and no sense of responsibility because I would definitely like to ram at times. I find myself wanting to join the rush to me-first-ism.
I experience the work of the Spirit of God. He is not willing to let me go with this. I am reminded of some words quite often when I want to see them get a ticket.
(1 Corinthians 13:5-6 KJV) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;Or the OT version,
(Proverbs 24:17 KJV) Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:So even in rush hour traffic I am reminded of what it is to be a servant of God. I need the lessons, I will admit but I think I would prefer to retire, get out of the rush and get my lessons another way.
homo unius libri
I know what you mean on all counts!ReplyDelete
You mean it spreads further than Southern Kalifornia?ReplyDelete
Grace and peace.