June 27th, 2017

It's hard to see glory from a freeway.

When Rhonda and I were in Germany, we experienced the autobahn. Oh my goodness! That left lane is for crazy people. Every car is driving 150-200 mph and I'm not kidding - unless you're in a Porsche or a Mercedes or a BMW, stay out of that lane. It's scary! But I noticed something else, as well - not one driver in the left lane has time to see the scenery. My wife and I were in constant awe of the gorgeous Swiss Alps as we drove, but the drivers in the left lane might as well have been in a tunnel.

The Bible says, "Be still, and know that I am God." (Ps 46:10) In other words, if you're never still you won't see Him and might think He's not there. This is a deep truth echoed by every serious saint in the long and awesome history of seekers. To be sure, there's a time to go fast and a certain joy in it, but there is also a kind of self-inflicted oblivion for those who perpetually floor it in the left lane of life. C.S. Lewis wrote that the Devil wants your attention riveted to yesterday and tomorrow - i.e., the rear-view mirror and the front windshield - because then you will never notice God, who lives in the present and in eternity. How true. So let me invite you to drift to the right lane long enough to see what's really there. If you don't, you'll never know what you missed. I'll see you on Sunday. Be true!

Greg Daulton, Lead Pastor

If you would like to write Pastor Greg about the Intermittent Word, you can reach him directly at dimes4u@hotmail.com