Coming home from work yesterday, I turned into my neighborhood. Another car followed me and suddenly pulled around me and raced down the street. My heart fell as I thought of how easily he could run down a child or even an adult with his reckless speeding. I prayed for God to send angels to keep the driver and other people safe.
Have we really become people without patience, tolerance, or regard for others? I shudder to think what kind of life the driver would have if he hit someone and injured or even killed them. Too often we wear blinders and focus inward instead of outward.
There are people who think life isn’t fair, who hold their heads in despair because circumstances aren’t going the way they want. They cry out, “See there is no God. Look what happened to me!”
God doesn’t promise bad things won’t happen. But when they do, the world cries out, “Where was God?” Friends, He was there. He walks with us through the worst of times and cries with us. However, if we are looking only inward, we will never see Him, or hear Him.
I’ve not lived a perfect life. I strayed from God and made poor decisions. There have been times I cried out, “Why, God?” Those times were the worst I’ve lived because I tuned God out. The wonderful thing about God is He never gives up on us. He loves us despite the worst of ourselves. He sent Jesus to die on the cross so our sins could be forgiven. Imagine…a man died cruelly at the savage hands of unbelievers so we could enter Heaven.
I have been blessed through my relationship with Jesus Christ. He gives us a simple standard to follow: Love your neighbor as yourself and love the Lord, Your God, with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your strength.
This world mentality of fast is better, fast is necessary, fast is our due comes from Satan, He is so good at deluding us and tempting us, making us feel we deserve it all. He loves to have us focus on worldly things and idolize them. Watch the nightly news. It’s his favorite place to boast.
Cars were invented to make it easier for us to get from one place to another. However, I don’t think Henry Ford would be happy to see us using the power in today’s gas pedal. I beg you to say a prayer before you turn the key, and look around you. You will get where you want without taking that power to places you might regret.