“Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” – Ephesians 5:16 (NIV).
Many of us who are used to our private transport means would admit to finding public transport an inconvenience, especially in those moments where we find ourselves in need of it. By this I mean the waiting it might take to jump into a taxi that will only move from stage to stage until packed to capacity. And the squeezing on each other that goes with it!
Most of times I personally use my own private means to avoid the hassle. I have though found myself in a commuter taxi or uber taxi where my vehicle was stuck elsewhere. But there are also times where I cannot help but jump on a Boda Boda motorcycle to get to a destination in time. I do not look forward to such moments much aware of the accidents involved due to their unregulated nature.
While I have not relished such moments, preferring the comforts of my private space, yet I have always found them special for witnessing Christ. As I jump off a Boda Boda, wishing the rider a good day, I have found an opportunity to ask about his spiritual condition. An Uber taxi driver has meant someone I talk to about salvation till I am dropped off.
When, therefore, your private means are not with you, do not grumble so hard. Just know that public transport with all its inconveniences, opens so many doors where witnessing the Gospel is concerned!
Prayer for the day: Lord father in heaven, help me find and use those precious moments where I witness your salvation for mankind.