Speeding for the Lord

This past weekend, I drove to Fort Worth, and just south of the Metroplex, I ran into a section of highway that was under construction. All traffic slowly merged into the right lane and continued along a five-mile stretch at a slow, but steady pace.

That kind of thing happens often on Interstate 35 in Texas. And in the many times I’ve been stuck in construction traffic, there are always cars that cut in line, and there are always cars that jump the median and head for the frontage road.

But until last Saturday, I’d never seen a church van do both of those things.

Yep, I saw the church van cut in line, and then I saw it take off across the grass toward faster pathways. Once traffic evened out on the south side of Fort Worth, I saw it pass me. It was speeding.

I assume it was speeding for the Lord. I’m sure that church van was on Kingdom business (it was the beginning of spring break, after all). Certainly, their work was more important than mine.

But if you are going to break a bunch of traffic laws, I’d advise you not to do it in a church van, with your name, address, phone number and website clearly painted for all the world to see. Instead, if you must put lives at risk, take my anonymous-looking gray Hyundai. I don’t even have a fish bumper sticker.


  1. When I make a false or foolish move in my car, one of the thoughts that flashes through my head is, “I’m so glad I don’t have a fish decal on my bumper.”

  2. There you go, making me laugh and smile again. = )
    Speeding for Jesus… maybe that should be my new bumper sticker.

  3. This cracks me up. Megan … I seriously had a dream the other night that I got pulled over for speeding and the cop told me that as part of my fine, I would have to confess to the ticket on my blog!

    And now this!! 🙂

  4. This made me laugh out loud, and I needed a laugh tonight. Thanks. Speeding for the Lord indeed. I think there’s a song in there somewhere.

  5. I am terrible about speeding. I’ll just confess right now. But I don’t do the cutting in thing. That makes me crazy. And tailgating. I hate that. I haven’t driven our church van for a while but I wonder if sitting up so high gives one a false sense of anonymity?

  6. I used to tell my Sunday School Class of adults – “If you’re going to put a bumper sticker on your car that refers to Jesus Christ, you better be acting the way Jesus would have you act. You may be the only “Jesus” that others on the road will see. You are His example”

    Aside from that, I think we should always be following the laws. Having said that, without my cruise control I’d be speeding. It’s so hard to follow the speed limit.