I hope the rapture does not happen while I am driving my car.
Dealing with traffic on my home from work is the time in my life when I act most unChristian. I do not know exactly how the rapture practically works out, but if angels are looking around for people to take up to heaven, I might get skipped over if they see me while I am fighting traffic.
I know the Bible teaches stuff about love, joy, and peace, but this could not have applied to rush hour traffic. After all, there are no cars in the Bible. Maybe if I drove a camel to work you could expect me to be more patient. How fast does a camel go? Five maybe six miles per hour tops? (After writing the post I actually looked this up. There is such a thing as camel racing, and camels can reach a top speed of 40mph. They can average 18mph over 1 hour period. Who knew?)
I am not sure why I get so upset at other people while driving. Maybe it is because I am usually alone. I feel like I can say or do anything because my wife or kids or perhaps even more importantly, pastor are not with me. Does it matter what I say or how I position certain fingers on my hand since nobody I know can see me?
If someone does anything I disapprove of, I assume that they did it just to spite me. I tend to take it all personally. I imagine that the people in the car behind me are targeting me.
“See the gray Honda up ahead. That dude’s name is Jeremy. Let’s cut him off for exactly no reason at all except to make him angry. Maybe the rapture will happen while we do this and he will miss it. Plus he kinda deserves since he does not raise his hands at church.”
I did not write this in order to try to start a new mission project to get people to “Drive Like Jesus.” It is just something I have noticed about myself. I become impatient. I think everyone is an enemy. I say and do things I would otherwise never say nor do.
Maybe by confessing it will help me gain insight into my own heart. Maybe I need to repent. Maybe I just need to take the bus.
Is there something in your life that easily gets under your skin?
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