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 on the State Depart­ment of Bank­ing and Finance, in Tal­la­has­see, Flori­da, I had to trav­el alone, week­ly, for over 6 months, from my home in Orlan­do to the office. A few times, when the work­ing week was short due to a hol­i­day, I brought my wife with me. Despite, it was a lone­ly 4‑hour dri­ve (250 miles/450 km) on the FL-Turn­pike, to I‑75 and then, at I‑10, which, at the time, was a desert­ed route where there was almost no place to stop, to get a snack or even to fill the car tank with gas.

On my next con­sult­ing assign­ment to a large inter­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tion based in Lake­land, FL, I start­ed com­mut­ing about 72 miles, one way, for over 2 years. Although much clos­er, it was anoth­er lone­ly dri­ve.

Dur­ing all those lone­ly dri­ving trips, which exceed­ed 66,000 miles, you would not find a wal­let, sun­glass­es, pen, or even a paper­clip on the passenger’s seat. Rather, I would keep my per­son­al belong­ings in the car con­sole or my brief­case on a reach­ing dis­tance, rest­ing on the floor behind the passenger’s seat. The front seat has been 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 an hon­ored place. Today, when dri­ving alone, that’s still my habit. 

Are you mak­ing room for Him today?

Fonte: Boca­dos — RC Brud­er

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