I went to pick up a rental car yesterday as two of our cars are in the shop and I needed to get to a church in Broomfield to help with some music. The church is about 30 miles from my house. The rental car company said to come at 1:30 to pick up the car and that it would only cost about $30. I didn’t really want to pay that much but it seemed like the only option. When I got to the car rental the young woman behind the counter said that they didn’t have any cars. Despite my best efforts at using logic there was simply no way to obtain a car to drive to the church gig. Fortunately, at that point, I still had 3 hours before the rehearsal. I came up with the idea to check google maps. There, I found that there was a way. I could take the light rail H line to the Broadway Station, transfer to the C line to Union Station downtown, transfer to a bus headed to Broomfield, and then walk to the church—a total time of 1 hour and 40 min. Easy! Then Joseph could pick me up at the church as he was driving back from Boulder at just about the right time. Problem solved–and only $6.00! So I thusly departed. I hurried to the train carrying a black suit in one hand and a bag of horns in the other. At the first transfer stop, as I was waiting for the C Train, I encountered a lively discussion between two girls and an older guy. They were holding Bibles and discussing some finer points of doctrine just as my train arrived. I was happy to see people taking God’s word to the lost and needy and I was happy that my commute to Broomfield included some spiritual encouragement.
I was reminded of this passage from the Bible:
“Place these words on your hearts. Get them deep inside you. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder. Teach them to your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning until you fall into bed at night. Inscribe them on the doorposts and gates of your cities so that you’ll live a long time, and your children with you, on the soil that God promised to give your ancestors for as long as there is a sky over the Earth.”
Deuteronomy 11:19-21 (MSG)
When I finally got to the town for the gig, I shared my bus adventures with one of the hired musicians. He said that he had a date in Highlands Ranch after the gig and asked if he could drive me home. I said, “Sure”. I thought this to be very amazing since he only lived five minutes from the church where we were playing, and my house was completely on the other side of the Metro Denver area. As it turned out, I was able to share with him as we drove back to my house. I talked about The Gathering, and we had a great conversation about life, sports, music and church. All in all, a successful mission trip and only $6.00.