I tend to let the gas tank get pretty low. Most of the time this works fine. But, one day it didn’t.
I am on the highway trying to get home. I don’t want to stop. But, as the needle edges below E…
… I know I’m going to have to get off at the next exit.
Wouldn’t you know … the gas station is up the four-lane road, through an intersection, and on the OTHER side.
I come off the ramp and continue downhill. So far, so good. But then the road begins to incline. And the car begins to chug-chug. I’m leaning into the steering wheel hoping to add just enough oomph to get over the hill. Over the crest and toward the stop light. On fumes, I approach the intersection. I just might make it!
I slide into the left hand turn lane. But, the light goes from yellow to red. I look left. And I look right. The coast is clear. So, judge me all you want, but I go right through that very red light.
But, that’s as far as I got. I tried to push pass empty, but it didn’t work.
And I’m wondering if this is where you are today? Trying to push past empty? What I need, and what you need is to pause, even if you don’t have the time, breathe deep, and spend some time with Jesus.
“The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” John 6:33