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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