They drive on the wrong side of the road in the British Virgin Islands. That may seem like a useless piece of travel trivia, but having just returned from there knowledge of that fact was very useful to me and Cindi.
It was a wonderful trip and we were blessed to have the opportunity to go, but driving on the wrong side of the road is just plain weird, at least at first. You have to think about everything because everything seems backwards because, well, it is backwards.
Funny thing though, the more you do it the more you get used to it. By the end of the week I wasn’t even hardly having to think about what I was doing. Driving on the left was becoming, dare I say it, almost normal.
Okay Pastor, you’ve got to have a spiritual application in here somewhere. I do. As followers of Jesus we’re called to go contrary to the things of this world (1 Jn 2:15), to seek the kingdom of God first and foremost (Mt 6:33), to not be conformed to this world (Rom 12:2). Followers of Jesus know that going the way of the world is driving on the wrong side of the road of life, but it’s amazing how quickly we can get used to going in that direction.
Going with the flow of traffic is much easier, but spiritually speaking that doesn’t mean it’s better. We’re called to be salt and light in a world of decay and darkness. On the road of life don’t be afraid to go against the flow. Who knows, maybe you’ll turn a few around and head them in the right direction. It’s not always easy, but it beats driving on the left.
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