- When I was a young mother, I used to drag race at a track in Huntsville, Alabama, I have to admit that I loved the thrill of it all. Something seemed to change gears in me as I changed the gears of the car. The focus was on the track and knowing exactly when to shift gears. At the speed I was traveling, I could not worry about the car running next to me, to do so could have been fatal. I was top eliminator every week, and I was quite sure that nothing could ever be as exciting as that feeling. But, something happened. I was just out of the starting gate and I saw, in my peripheral vision, a child running toward the track. That child was mine!
I stopped my car in the middle of the track. It was then that I realized, my baby could have never reached the track, because the fence guarding the spectators was too high. I sat there until I could compose myself and slowly drove my car car off the tracks.
Something happened to me that day, I lost the race, but something greater took place - I grew up in that moment, and I knew then my racing days were over. I was so thankful that my daughter was unharmed. She had been running to the fence to see the race better.
Years later when I gave my life to God. I looked back at that day with no regrets, and I realized that something more wonderful and exciting had certainly taken place in my life. Living a life of service and working for the Father has been a most exciting journey. I belonged to the Lord long before I knew it, and He had always watched over me. Thank you, Jesus
Thought for the Day: Psalm 121:8 - The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.