Occupied Seat

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will over­take you, no dis­as­ter will come near your tent.
Psalm 91:9–10

Dur­ing the nineties, while con­sult­ing to the Flori­da Depart­ment of Bank­ing and Finance, at the Cap­i­tal, Tal­la­has­see, I had to trav­el over 6 months, on a week­ly basis, from my home in Orlan­do to the office, most of which alone. A few times, when the work week was short due to a hol­i­day I had my wife with me. It was a lone­ly 4‑hour dri­ve (250 miles/450 km) on the FL-Turn­pike, to I‑75 and then, a desert­ed dri­ve at I‑10 where at the time there was almost no place to stop, get a snack or even get some gas. After that peri­od, I start­ed com­mut­ing about 72 miles one way, for over 2 years dur­ing anoth­er con­sult­ing assign­ment to a large inter­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tion based in Lake­land, FL. Dur­ing all those lone­ly trips of over 66,000 miles you would not find a wal­let, a sun­glass­es, a pen or even a paper­clip on the passenger’s seat. Rather, I would keep my per­son­al belong­ings in the car con­sole or in my brief­case on a reach­ing dis­tance rest­ing on the floor behind the passenger’s seat. The front seat was always reserved and tak­en by the angel of the Lord. The psalmist declares: “For he will com­mand his angels con­cern­ing you to guard you in all your ways” Psalm 91:11 (NIV). Thus, I had to give him room. Today, when dri­ving alone, that’s still my prac­tice. Have you made room for Him today?

Fonte: Boca­dos — RC Brud­er

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