20 Nov 2022
A motorcyclist was riding precariously near the blind spot of my car. I slowed down to let him pass. He overtook me and continued to weave in and out of traffic dangerously. To be honest I gave way to him because I was more afraid of him damaging my car than he killing himself.
Further down the road, a car screeched to a halt because a girl crossed the road recklessly. The girl was not even one bit stirred by the near-death event. From where I was, I could see that her ears were plugged with ear phones, probably pumped to the loudest volume possible. I understand that some places in the world are trying to outlaw crossing the road while “hooked” on to some mobile devices – iPhones, iPod, etc…
I wonder if we try to live life on the dangerous edge and think that it is a cool thing to do. I can only warn that one who lives on the knife edge, dies by the knife edge. Why do we cut the line so fine? Is it a fad? Is it a habit? I do not know. What I do know is that many live that way. Too much James Bond movies perhaps!
Many think that they could leave the matters of heaven till later. We always have tomorrow. Sometimes, tomorrow never comes. Will those who survive us have to live in regret for us? Or one must live in regret for eternity? Personally, those are very bad ideas.
Don’t continue to sit back in a carnal sense of security and play the game of a sinful life. We have been warned that unless we turn from our ways we will perish. In a twisted way of bravado many laughed off God’s forgiveness. Don’t boast that you will be a Christian in your old age and in the meantime prefer the pleasures of this world despite the danger. Although the door to God is always open when you call, but that is assuming you get a chance to call.
Don’t live life dangerously, live it comfortably – believe in God NOW.
In Christ’s service,