Today's Devotional Thought

July 07, 2014, By Rachel Piferi

In 2002, my husband and I bought a convertible Mustang. Our family was very small then and it was fun for our family of three. We would drive around the mountains of East Tennessee and enjoy singing Rocky Top with all our might as the wind swirled around us. But soon our family of three grew to five and we no longer could take joy rides together in the sun & wind.

We kept the car and it mostly sits in the garage during the winter months. But come May, it comes out of hibernation and we still find ways to enjoy it {even though now it's quite old}. My family of five can't all fit in it at the same time, so it has turned into more of a fun car for certain purposes or subgroups of the family. It is my "go to the beach with my BFF" car, my "run by myself quickly somewhere" car, and often it is my "ride through the cornfields and sing praise music" car.

And that is exactly what it was yesterday for me. As the sun was going down and my heart was yearning for some time alone with Jesus, I put the top down on the Mustang and sang my way through the cornfields of southeastern Virginia.

And in a word, it was spectacular.

And exactly what my soul needed.

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