Yesterday as I was driving to work, I got stuck behind a truck. The road was narrow and I knew there was no safe place to pass it for some time. While we were travelling down a few hills it wasn’t too bad. But as soon as we hit a steep incline the large vehicle slowed right down.
My initial thought was frustration. How annoying to be stuck behind this truck when I have so much to do and just wanted to start my working day as quickly as possible.
But as we crawled up another hill I took a moment to still myself. I forced my self-talk to change. It’s actually ok to take a few more minutes to get to work. I’m not even running late. Slow down and take a deep breathe.
As I did so I looked to my right, and at the top of the hill we were climbing I could see some kangaroos in the distance. While I do live in one of the main cities of Australia, we have quite a lot of bushland in our suburb so we do often see kangaroos. But it still feels special when we see them.
If I had not been stuck behind the truck I would never have taken the time to look around me and would totally have missed this special sighting.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life. But today is the day to take a deep breathe, slow down and look for the roos. It is when we slow down and take stock that we allow space for God to speak to us. It’s in these times that we give room for God to make an appearance and show us His love and calling for us.
Lord, I take this moment to give you room. Make Yourself known to me. Amen.
As you take this moment, what can you see around you that speaks of God’s presence in your life?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.