Along the eighteen mile drive to a local church where my husband teaches Sunday School each week, are reminders and aids to not sleep while driving.
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On each side of the very edge of the road are rumble-strips, or as I call them, wake-up strips. These raised, grooved patterns in the pavement, just before the shoulder, create an audible rumbling sound as well as a vibration in the steering wheel when a vehicle drives over them. This sound and vibration can wake a sleeping driver--giving time to regain control of the vehicle and get back in their lane. They serve the purpose of alerting us when we are going the wrong way.
The Lord has given us wake-up strips as well, primarily the Holy Spirit. He works in us to lead us into the right path and reminds us when we start edging off our "lane."
How wonderful of our Lord that He not only miraculously saves us -- at the cost His dear Son's life -- but He comes to live inside of us to lead us, guide us, correct us, encourage us and comfort us.
Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.