Just Slow Down

Something keeps playing on my mind lately.  It likely has to do with being a truck driver.  But the implications of this thought extend into absolutely every facet of life.

A truck driver jack knifed his rig on ice one night.  His carless driving, in extreme circumstances cost the life of a mother and her baby girl.  I don’t know the outcome of the court case.  But I can assume that the driver was sent to jail on manslaughter charges, at least.


(picture is not of the accident I’m talking about)


His life ruined.  The family in tears.  The potential of two lives was in the driver’s hands, though he had no clue until the slide began.

Here’s the really painful part.  The next day, the sun came out.  The temperature went from 15 degrees to 45 degrees, within the space of 12 hours.  Within a day the highway was cleared of all signs of the wreck, except for the bent up guard rail.

The implication to drivers is clear.  Just slow down!

The implication to everyone else is, “Just hang on!”

Are you tempted to steal?  Wait till the urge passes, to move your wicked hands.  Are you plagued by sexual desires?   Count off 12 hours before you make that decision.  And how many other “stupid” decisions would have never happened if we had just waited for the “storm” to pass?

Slowing down may mean getting up from the couch, where temptation stews like a pot on a warm burner.  Honestly, in the power of Christ Jesus, it’s that easy.  Without Christ, however, you’re not likely to even be found reading this post, let alone realize there is a way out of your horrible decisions.

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