At the foot of this display is a small sandwich board which says, ‘BILLY’S CHIP VAN HAS MOVED DOWN THE LANE’.
Our curiosity is immediately aroused. Who is Billy and why has he moved his van down the lane? Which lane? Was this covid-related? Was it his own choice or did someone make him do it? Was the van perhaps blocking the billboards?
While we don’t know the answers to these questions a number of things are clear from this short message.
Someone called Billy makes chips in a van. Whatever his reason for moving he is sufficiently confident about the quality of his chips and the loyalty of his clientele to believe they will follow him down the lane to get some!
2020 has meant big changes for us all. As churches try to open up again we can only use every third pew. No singing is allowed yet. Contact tracing must be employed. It’s challenging, but just like Billy’s chips, some things are worth the extra effort.
‘Taste and see that the Lord is good’ sings a musician in the Bible, ‘blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.’
We may have to ‘turn from evil’ and employ some trust and some self-discipline to pray, study His Word and submit to His will but look at the benefits! He hears prayer, saves us, commissions angels to protect us, ensures that we ‘lack no good thing.’ It’s all there in Psalm 34.
I don’t know how good Billy’s chips are. I didn’t go down the lane to find out.
I know the Old Testament singer is telling the truth about God though. I believed that message, followed that path trusting Jesus a long time ago and pursue it still and with David gladly recommend you ‘Taste and see’ how good the Lord is for yourself!
Just realise something: this is vastly more important than chips. So do it today while you still have the chance!