“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10
Recently, I was driving to work when I saw something that struck me as odd. I was travelling north on I-55, when I noticed a vehicle fly right past me. I glanced at my speedometer and saw that I was still set at 70mph, so this vehicle had to be going at least 80, maybe more. I know what you’re thinking right now, “That’s not odd at all. I see that all the time. I do that myself.”
So, okay, it’s not THAT odd to have a vehicle fly past you on the interstate. What got me to thinking was, it was a hearse. Yes, a hearse. So naturally, the curious part of me wondered a couple of things.
If they’re going to pick up a passenger, I’m pretty sure that passenger can wait a few minutes.
If they’re carrying a passenger, I’m pretty sure that passenger is not trying to rush them.
Side note: If the hearse IS carrying a passenger and said passenger DOES ask the driver to hurry, said driver will probably open the door and step out no matter what speed the hearse is going. But I digress.
Why are we in such a hurry? We live in a society where we constantly seek instant gratification. We stand in front of the microwave saying, “Come on! I don’t have all minute!”
Face it. We rush through life. Then what?
We reach our latter years and find ourselves asking what we missed. We look back and regret not taking time to appreciate the things around us. God created all of this and allows us to be part of it and enjoy it! All we have to do is “Be still.”
Easy right? Nope. It’s not in our nature to be still. That’s why the writer of Psalm 46 mentions it. Being still is something we have to work on. And guess what? It’s not gonna happen without God’s help.
Take some time today to be still. Know that He is God. And no matter what we do, He WILL be exalted in all the earth.
And no matter how fast the hearse travels, it can’t turn back time.