The Christian Public Servant – “with road rage”

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October 25, 2017 – Wednesday

Reading

Psalm 121:8 [ASB] The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Genesis 28:15 [NIV] I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go

Reflection

Driving to work, I encountered a driver with road rage. He apparently expected me to move out of his way simply because he pulled in behind me and flashed his headlights. It wasn’t safe for me to change lanes at that moment, so I maintained my position and speed. Apparently, that driver didn’t appreciate my decision and indicated his displeasure (and immaturity) by flashing a hand gesture when he finally passed.

I said a silent prayer and asked God to bless him.

The commute to and from the job is a necessary part of the workday. You are probably prepared to model Christ at work, but are you prepared to model His love in route to work?

In your commute today, know that the Lord is with you and watching over you. He wants you to be courteous, but not unsafe. So, say a prayer for the tailgater, the texter, the email checker, the phoner, the speeder, and the one with road rage. Ask God to watch over them, too.

And who knows. You might just get the opportunity to minister to one of them at work!

Prayer

Dear God, thank You for being with me each day during my passage to and from work. When I move through the rush-hour traffic congestion, keep me safe, as well as the drivers around me. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

Samuel Henry, M.A.
Deputy
Training, Readiness and Exercises
United States Transportation Command
Norfolk, Virginia USA

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