On the third day of Lent, I am grateful for car windows. I have seen many beautiful, scary, crazy, and awe-inspiring things through the windows of my car. Today from my windshield I saw a dark road made shiny by rain, hugging a tree-lined river that led me home. I am so thankful that this is part of my everyday commute.
Whether I am driving to work or to Wisconsin, I love watching the world outside my windows.
I have seen sunrises on lakes.
And sunsets in neighborhoods.
Snow capped churches.
Looking forward when we drive is necessary. But seeing what is right in front of us takes a different kind of focus.
I am thankful for all the car windows that have provided a constantly changing panorama of awesome in my life. May this Lenten season bring you half the scary drives and double the views of Jesus.
(A backward glance through a rearview mirror is not a bad idea once in a while.)