When Traveling at Warp Speed at Night


Have you ever been fooled into thinking something was what it wasn’t? Misjudged motives, fake antiques, fooled taste buds?

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved driving in the snow, especially at night. I was at the helm of my very own starship, hurtling through a star system at warp speed. I have very early memories of riding in the passenger seat of my parents’ vehicles in snow storms mesmerized by the snow flakes careening toward the wind shield. Like thinking that a parachute actually pulls a skydiver upward (instead of merely slowing his descent), I was convinced the snow flakes were shooting at us at Mach 3.

And why not? The eye has no other reference point at night. Without the Light, it’s hard to have any true perspective. That’s why understanding is just as critical as sight.

Knowing God is with us over seeing God is with us helps preserve our perspective in the dark times. When we’re convinced everything is flying at us, knowledge of Him lets us realize we’re the ones in motion flying toward life.

Knowledge of what we can’t see is what transforms us into those that confidently take ground. Loosing sight of the Light that illuminates our surroundings makes us feel as if we’re being assaulted by snowflakes that are relatively just standing still.

When life seems fast and everything’s coming at us, having our eyes on Jesus gives us the perspective we need to say, “Look out, world. Here I come.”

Here’s to everyone flying a starship at warp speed. Tallyho!


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  • http://drummer4christ.weebly.com Gabe

    Awesome post, really encouraging. :)

    Bytheway, I love the new look of the site! ‘Tis awesome!

    • http://www.christopherhopper.com Christopher Hopper

      Thanks bro, on both accounts.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks. Life’s been tough lately, and that’s what I needed to hear right now.

    • http://www.christopherhopper.com Christopher Hopper

      You’re very welcome. Glad to help.

  • Daddyh

    Yes,I remember too… And it was called The Blue Subaru 4WD Starship and did at least Mach 3, but only when you were aboard….

    • http://www.christopherhopper.com Christopher Hopper

      THAT WAS THE ONE! :)