The checkout clerk at Lowe’s scanned our purchases and put them in bags for us. Brett pushed the cart out the door while Aspen ran ahead. We called her back and she bounced back into our idea of a safe range for her to wander from our sides. Still bouncing like a Tigger she repeated for about the fifteenth time that day, “Where are we going next?” This time Brett told her our shopping was done and we were going home.
Brett loaded up the back of the car with our purchases and buckled Aspen into the back seat. Soon we were buzzing down the freeway in the direction of home. A construction zone loomed ahead and traffic slowed down. Brett, never one to stay in the slow lane, moved into the faster lane. A quick check of the rear view mirror revealed a police car had pulled up behind us. Brett kept an eye on the rear view mirror and commented about the near proximity of the front of the police cars front bumper to our rear bumper. Brett pulled back into the slow lane to exit the freeway. I watched the police officer zip past us while talking on her cellphone. The state we live in has a law that requires a hands free device to be used while talking on the phone in the car.
The thought of a police officer brings to mind someone who upholds the law and doesn’t break it themselves. I would like to think that if I spent the day with a police officer, I would be spending time with someone who not only enforces the law for others to keep us safe, but someone who obeys the law themselves. Let me take this idea a step further. We need to be careful who we look up to and follow because we become like those we are looking at. The only way I can be sure I’m living my life making the right decisions is to spend the day with Jesus. He died for me so I can spend eternity, beginning now, with Him. I know that when I follow His example I am doing the right thing. I don’t have to question my motives or my actions if I have Jesus right next to me the entire day and follow His example.
“But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 NAS