A few weeks ago I was in a minor accident. A nice young lady wasn’t paying attention and ran into my pickup. Her insurance covered the whole thing. They also paid for a rental car for the time that my personal vehicle was in the shop. Pretty standard stuff.
So this past Monday I took my 2005 Chevy Colorado to the shop to be repaired. Enterprise showed up at the shop and picked my kids and I up – because that’s what they do. The insurance company agreed to pay for a standard mid-sized car, but Enterprise only had a 2017 Nissan Frontier with less than 4,000 miles on it. This pickup was nice. It had a bigger engine than my truck and got better mileage. It had a better sound system, bluetooth connectivity, and full use of Siri via the steering wheel. FYI, Siri is my best friend. This pickup was a HUGE upgrade from my 2005 Colorado. Everything about it was better than my own truck.
But I didn’t like it. It didn’t feel right. It didn’t drive right.
This morning my kids and I returned the rental and Enterprise drove us to the shop to pick up my little Colorado. I ran my hands over where the work had been done. I walked around it and looked at the little chips and dents here-and-there from it’s years of use. I got in the driver’s seat and was overcome with a feeling of peace. Comfort. I almost cried. No joke.
I almost cried.
I was home.
Then the Lord spoke this to me:
It is far better to be where you belong than where you think you want to be. People all over the world – and in this country especially – are looking to get somewhere. To upgrade to something better. The big flashy expensive thing is great. But it’s not a great as being where you belong – as having what you need. Home is always the best place to be.
I hope this post speaks to you. I hope it brings you comfort and perspective. I pray you find whatever “home” is for you. And I hope it’s good.
Has God ever spoken something big to you through something small? Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comment’s section. Seriously! We’re all in this together.