Have you ever had a slow moving car pull out in front of you while you were rushing to get somewhere important?
Well, that’s happened to me many times.
Ah…but there was this one time that I had to thank my lucky stars for such an encounter!
Picture it…rural Georgia 19??
Lady G, a young mother and graduate student, was driving like a bat out of hell in order to make it to class on time.
I was running, oh I don’t know, 85-ish in a 55 mph kinda situation.
(My brother Tack says I should have been arrested as that was, indeed, ‘reckless driving.’)
I was making pretty good time when, seemingly out of nowhere, this 130 year old man pulled out of a side road onto MY highway!
He was going my way!
Or maybe I was going his way?
Fortunately, I was able to slow down in enough time to avoid rear-ending him.
Trust me, to say I was miffed would be a supreme understatement!
“C’mon Grannypaw!” I shouted.
Well, apparently he didn’t hear me because he kept right on running about 25 mph.
At that point, I looked at the clock in the dashboard and thought, “I ain’t never gonna make it on time!”
Meanwhile, Grannypaw slowed down to a nice and consistent speed of 23 mph!
Oh, and there was no safe way to pass him!
I was stuck!
Me and Grannypaw!
Well, as my road buddy and I approached the bottom of a hill, I noticed, at the top of the hill, an oncoming speeding car that had crossed over into our lane in order to pass several others at one time.
Of course, Grannypaw was going nowhere near fast enough to be in danger of a collision.
That said, neither was I.
Now, here’s the killing part.
As soon as Grannypaw and I safely cleared that hill, he turned off and drove away!
At that moment, it occurred to me that if it weren’t for my wise, kind, loving, sweet and dear sherpa, I would’ve probably hit that passing car head on!
Can you imagine the damaging impact of two cars running better than 80 mph?!
Today’s advice: Be thankful for AND ask God to bless people who slow you down…they might be inconvenient angels!
Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! (Hebrews 13:2 NLT)
Oh yeah…and slow down!
Any thoughts? I’d love to hear them!