You think your traffic situation is bad? It’s probably mild if you compare it to the world’s worst traffic jam which occurred April 12, 1990 as 18 Million cars piled up along the East and West German border at the fall of communism.
Traffic is one of the biggest time wasters in modern life. A recent study showed the problem is likely to get worse in coming years as the world’s cities continue to grow. That’s one reason we must look for ways to either avoid traffic or find creative ways to redeem the time for the Lord while in traffic.
If your work schedule is at all flexible, you may find by going to work an hour earlier you cut your commute time by 15 minutes. But the only way you’ll know is to experiment. As one traffic reporter said, “If you’re thinking of leaving now, you’d better start a few minutes earlier.”
That might be good advice for those who want to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.