Stopped In Traffic

May 15, 2024 by  
Filed under Worship

"Look at that gal talking with her hands," I thought with curiosity.  Inquisitive Kathy was at work again, noticing people living life out loud.  "Wait a minute, she's not in a discussion, she is doing hand motions.  Maybe she is using sign language."

All the time I was observing the girl in the car next to me at the stop sign, I was humming along with the radio.  They were playing the praise song, "Lord I Lift Your Name On High.”  My thoughts drifted (as they are prone to do) to a previous youth service, remembering the touching motions that went with the song.

Then it dawned on me.  I glanced over to the car next to me again, and I realized the driver was singing the same song I was singing, and she was also doing the motions, modified for driving.  I was inspired to think that we were two women of many in that metropolitan area, tuned into the same Christian radio station, singing the same song in our cars, along a busy mall road.  What is the likelihood of that happening?  I don't know the odds, but I do know that others probably thought WE were ODD!

I'm guessing God was blessed by our impromptu worship.  We weren't meeting in a church building, but we were together in our focus on God in the middle of our busy days.  He wasn't just relegated to Sundays, but was invited into our daily lives.

We can also pray in our cars, as long as we don't close our eyes.  I know someone who looks at flash cards to memorize Bible verses while he is driving, but I don't recommend it.  Let's keep our eyes on the road, while our hearts and minds visit with God.  Even rush hour won't seem so dreadful when we realize we have company on the road.

PRAYER: I’m so blessed to be able to praise You whenever I want, wherever I am.  I lift Your holy name on high and love to sing Your praises, for You are good.

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them,” Matthew 18:20 KJV.

Today’s devotion is by Kathy Carlton Willis, wife to Russ, pastor’s wife to many, author, editor, publicist, and speaker.  Kathy Carlton Willis Communications encompasses her many passions.  Learn more at: or

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