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Hubby is a blessed man…if I say so myself. Before I tell you why, here’s a story someone sent to me: "Two elderly women were out driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. A…

Hubby is a blessed man…if I say so myself.

Before I tell you why, here’s a story someone sent to me:

"Two elderly women were out driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection, the stoplight was red, but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself "I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light."

After a few more minutes, they came to another intersection and the light was red again. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous. At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, "Mildred, did you know that we just ran through 3 red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!"

Mildred turned to her and said, "Oh, darn, am I driving?"

Cute, huh? This scenario spun a familiar thought. Like the passenger in this car, I also sit silent while my hubby drives. No nagging like, "you’re getting too close" or "you have to turn here" or "slow down."

I wonder if hubby realizes how blessed he is and recognizes the perks of having a blind wife. Our time together in the car is enjoyable, peaceful and drenched with pleasant conversation. He’s an excellent driver, by the way.

But not me, I was a terrible driver. When taking the steering wheel of my life, blinded by my own pride and sense of direction, I’ve dismissed God’s Word of caution. The result? I smashed into walls because of wrong turns, wondered aimlessly in dark alleys of confusion. And even sank into potholes of muddy disappointment.

Weary of the rough ride, I now flip on my GPs (God’s Perfect Solutions) and His voice echoes in the vehicle of my soul."

"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them." (Isaiah 42:16)

What a promise, huh? I pray you also follow the path lighted by His Word, trusting He’d never abandon you. And find familiar places where the scenery is adorned with calmness and joy.

Janet

P.S. The pages of my book, Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow illustrates ways in which roads of pain turned to bridges of contentment and joy.

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Comment by Andrea Campbell on September 8, 2007 at 1:48pm
Janet,

I'm afraid I haven't learned how to be a silent passenger when my husband drives (I am much the control freak). I did enjoy your story though and good luck with Trials of Today.

Cheers,

Andrea

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