Seize The Opportunity
Is a traffic jam or airport delay an inconvenience or an opportunity? Could there be some (hopefully less stressful!) opportunities to spend time with God this Summer? Here's Rev. Andy, Vicar at St George & St Paul, with our latest blog post.
The summer holidays got off to a rather inauspicious start with miles and miles of traffic all flocking to the port of Dover. Parents, children, grandparents, and everyone else stuck in great lines of traffic all seeking a passage of departure, whether by boat or by train. Stories of long waits, (21hours the longest I heard of). What we do in times of waiting, stuck in traffic or just sat at home, is a good barometer of our Christian life.
The website thechurchsofa.co.uk gives some (very tongue in cheek) ideas to what you could do to manage your time whilst stuck in traffic:
Put the windows down. Get that Christian music on LOUD.
When the cars come to a stop, take a walk amongst the cars, putting your emergency stash of gospel tracts into peoples' open windows. Trust in God that you’re not going to get ran over.
Point at the person in the car next to you. Pray in tongues. Loudly. While pointing at them. With your eyes open. Wide.
Grab your emergency wireless mic, tune in your car radio, turn it up, stand on the stage (your car roof), and proudly share your testimony.
Take out your acoustic guitar, sing praise music while walking up and down the traffic jam.
Send bluetooth messages to nearby phones, offering prayer and Christian counselling to all who request it.
Shout that traffic jams violate your Christian rights (because Jesus wasn’t in one), and that you should be allowed to get through.
These are of course off the wall comments, which I will leave up to you to decide what to do with! Let me come back to the bigger question, what do we do with our time at all times of the day?
Our latest series on prayer has been a call to specific and big prayers, a raising of faith and expectation to see God act. To believe in prayers answered!
What will your testimony of time and prayer be? I hope you will not be stuck in traffic this summer, but I look forward to hearing of what you have done with your time and how it has helped you grow in faith! Blessings Andy (Vicar)
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