Where Have All The Chevy’s Gone?

I’ve spent each of the last three weeks in a different car. My day-to-day car was out of commission because of an accident. So I drove a rental car for a week. I soon found out my car was totaled so I recently started driving a new-used car. God has been tremendously faithful in all of the chaos. And there is one sobering observation that has stuck with me throughout the weeks.

My rental car was a new Chevy Malibu. I immediately noticed all the new technology in the car but what I could not miss were all the Chevy cars on the road. I used to believe that few people drove Chevy’s. But when I was behind the steering wheel of a Chevy it seemed like everybody had one. Now I drive a Volkswagen and it seems that everybody has one of those too.

It’s often been said that you don’t notice a car until you’re driving one yourself. However, I couldn’t keep from wondering how this perspective can also translate to my engagement with people. How many people do I not notice because they are different than me? Am I missing people simply because my bias is a filter that limits my perspective?

I think it’s difficult to be a Good Samaritan if we only notice people who resemble us (Luke 10:25-37).

My eyes have been opened and I see all the Chevy’s on the road now. My prayer is that I will also notice all the people who are different than me.

One thought on “Where Have All The Chevy’s Gone?

  1. What a great insight. I totally agree that it’s a good reason to ask God to open our eyes to what we so easily miss, and by the same token to extend grace to others when they miss us. As you’ve indicated, it’s easy to do.

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