I shared this on the air this evening. Some great perspective for this time of the year. Merry Christmas!
The bumper sticker caught my eye. Made me think. Even aroused some guilt. I was on the freeway as his car was pulling off. My day had been full and it was far from over. Stuffed in my pocket was a list; most of the items not yet purchased. A little panic rushed over the back roads of my mind as I divided up all the things yet to be bought in those few days left before Christmas.
The guy didn’t seem in much of a hurry, which irritated me a bit, yet it told me his sign was for real. I began to study the words in my head. They started making sense.
I BRAKE FOR CHRISTMAS.
Easing up on the accelerator and releasing my frown, I began to calm down my inner motor with questions like: Why the hurry? What’s the rush? Could this explain the reason you’ve been unable to enjoy the spirit of the season?
Psalm 46:10 drifted into my mind like the sound of a distant bell on a clear morning:
“Be still and know that I am God…”
-Charles R. Swindoll
in Come Before Winter