A Note to Bus Drivers

Less of Me in the Monitor Please -

There’s a simple and obvious truth in this universe that (being thick-headed) it took me years to realize. Are you ready?
“God is God, and I’m not God.”
Amazing. It seems straight forward enough, but many of us go through our whole lives without figuring it out. We have to drive the bus, knuckles white on the wheel, and oh - without any help, please. Now, I don’t actually know how to drive the bus, what the pedals do, how to shift, and yes, the bus crashes a lot, but most of the time that’s because all the other buses get in the way. Ok, maybe not, but then again there’s probably at least little truth there. After all, it’s a big world full of bus drivers, and they’re all just pretty much just as selfish, white-knuckled and wide-eyed as I am.
Worship is surrendering the wheel. You see, we’ll always worship the driver, and if I’m him well, I’ve been him and it’s not pretty. I don’t want to drive anymore.

God is God, I’m not God. Consider the words of the Lord in the Old Testament Book of Job;

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:
“Who is this who darkens counsel, By words without knowledge?
Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
“ Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.

Man, this verse should be a roadside sign for all of us stubborn bus drivers. The call to worship is the call to surrender. Let go of the wheel and let your Father drive. It’s a much smoother ride.

Lord, I want to fall asleep by the dashboard lights!

Peace on the Journey,

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