There are 7 traffic lights between my house and work. The usual driving time is 12 minutes and my only goal is to get there! A few days ago as I was driving to work and one of the lights turned yellow, I purposely slowed down instead of hurrying through to get to the next light. I pushed the CD in to hear my favorite song and discovered that I was enjoying this moment. It was such a small slice of time but so much strength came from it!
It was then I realized that we have different kinds of interesections in our lives. Many times we choose to go through them quickly instead of allowing ourselves the time to stop and enjoy. The red lights are not to stop us from going forward but to help clarify our direction so that we go forward in strength and with a purpose.
Let's allow ourselves to be rearranged in these intersecting moments so that we will be released into the new.
Isaiah 43:19 Behold I will do a new thing and it shall spring forth now; will you recognize it?