The One About the Taxi Ride

Over the past few months life in our family has got much easier.

My daughter has started a new school and every day a taxi/minibus comes and picks her up and takes her there. We don’t even have to pay for this as my daughter’s school is over 3 miles away and it is the closest school that is able to meet her needs.

By Mic from Reading - Berkshire, United Kingdom (Bristol, England - UK) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Picture by Mic from Reading – Berkshire, United Kingdom (Bristol, England – UK) [CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Over the past year, my wife and I have had to drop off our daughters in two different schools that are a few miles apart at exactly the same time of the day.  Only have to get one of our children to school is definitely better. 🙂

As I waved goodbye to my daughter recently it occurred to me that having someone drive her is a real help to us. I could rush out and stop her getting into the taxi at any point, but instead we very gratefully accept their help.

The Bible says that

‘God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble’.

Psalm 46.1

Do we gratefully accept God’s help or do we do everything in our power to try to cope alone?

God wants to be involved in our lives, but will we respond and let him?

At 8am on a school day my daughter watches out the window for the Taxi’s arrival. As she sees it pull up, she runs out and happily gets in and she begins talking to her friends who have also been picked up.

Are we looking for God?

Do we eagerly run to him and let him lead us forward?

Will we share encouragement and faith with the other people who are following God as we travel along the way?

I am grateful for the taxi but I am much, much, much more grateful for God who is willing to be our helper.

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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