125. Rest Stops

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“Last summer,” Stan began, “my wife and I were on a road trip.”

“At one point, we stopped for lunch and then got back on the road.”

“An hour or so later there was a rest stop and my wife suggested we stop and take a break.”

“Because I am the male of the species, I said I didn’t need a rest and drove right on by the rest stop.”

“Male of the species?” I asked.

“Yeah, you know what I mean!” Stan said with a smile.

Continuing, Stan said, “It was no more than fifteen or twenty minutes later that I nodded off and the car began to drift towards the center line.”

“In God’s grace, my wife was alert and saw what was happening.  She called my name and I jerked awake.”

“That could have been a real disaster,” I replied.

“No question about that,” Stan responded.  “I stopped at the next rest stop, thanked God and my wife, and rested for some time before proceeding.”

Shifting a bit, Stan then said, “God puts rest stops in my life.  When I zoom right past them I am in danger of drifting into the wrong lane.”

“Such potential collisions can be avoided if I will only listen to God, get my selfish desires out of His way, and heed His warnings.”

“It makes the trip a whole lot safer and more enjoyable.”

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Come unto Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:28.

Prayer:  Thank you, Lord, that you have rest available for me when I need it.  Please help me in seeing and claiming your rest, and in not ignoring your warning signs that rest is needed.  I need and I ask for you help in not going right by your rest stops without stopping and resting in you.  Thank you that I can and do come before you in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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