THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD
Autopilot. To do something on autopilot is to do something without focusing on it, without really thinking about what is happening. For me this meant literally driving on the right side of the road, which I have been doing for twelve years! In East Africa, we drive on the left side of the road, and I have not yet had one issue since I have been driving here (about seven months) until last Thursday morning. The year we lived in Kenya, I did not drive. The thought honestly terrified me in the beginning. But when we moved to Kampala, Charlton and I were both in agreeance that driving would be really good for me. I enjoy running errands, and taking the children with me to the grocery store. It is nice to have the freedom to drive to the doctors office or, in this case, make a fun trip to Jinja to love on some children, and teach a women's bible study. As much as we try to live life as a family, and that means involving our children in different serving opportunities, that can not always happen. The reason that I am sharing this very humbling story with the world, is because it is a really great teachable moment in action about our pilgrim journey, and the kingdom of God.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.