Missouri became the first state Friday to have an average statewide gas price fall below $2 per gallon since 2009... The national average gas price was at $2.32 per gallon Friday.... the lowest since May 2009. That average has .....fallen every day since Sept. 25, for a total of $1.02 per gallon. ....Missouri’s average on Friday morning was $1.98, according to AAA. Oklahoma had the second-lowest average at $2.01 and “is likely to drop below that price point this weekend,” Green said..... “Consumers could ring in the New Year with gas prices about 5 to 10 cents per gallon less than today.
Seems to me that now is a pretty good time for people to be paying for gas for their various commutes.
I'm reminded of a lesson a camp pastor said once:
Cars need gas to go. And you need to "feed" your souls with Gods Word, with music, with every church service, sunday school class, and Wednesday night youth group you can drive to.
Likewise, one could compare the Holiday season- its fairly easy to sing Chrismas songs full of emotion and awe. Easy to participate in a Christmas Eve church service and hear of the wonderful love of God. Its easy to read Luke 2, the story of our Saviors modest-at-best entrance into this world and be "on fire" for this God and the purpose in life he has for us.
(Being, you could say this: Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. -Jesus
Its easy now. Gas is cheap and its a holiday break, so we think we have time. Even better.
But what about when getting "fuel" is not as convenient?
We say we are busy and dont have any "spare time" to put less effort into our relationship with God.
(I know I do.)
But what are we really saying?
Maybe: I'm not budgeting for fuel, not managing my time, and have no problem letting myself ignore the things God cares for, focusing on the things that I care for.
Its a sad, sad day when we run out of gas. Lose the fire.
Its a rather deep metaphor.
What do you want? To fuel up, or run out of gas?
So, on that note: What are you doing differently this year?