09 May A Little Red Car
As I was about to leave for school my wife called to warn me to be extra careful on the back road into our college. The local town policeman was sitting under his favorite tree with his radar gun. She had gone to class thirty minutes before I had to go.
A few minutes later as I turned off the main highway onto “the” road I was behind a nice little red car whose driver decided to try out his cornering skills. “Uh-ho,” I thought, “he’s gonna get it.” There was nothing I could do to warn him as he sped away from me. Sure enough a mile farther along I came upon him sitting beside the road with bright blue lights flashing into his rear window.
It is so frustrating to see someone rushing into trouble and being powerless to stop them. Perhaps that is why I enjoy teaching so very much. Teaching is all about warning people of the potholes, dead-ends, traffic tickets and plunges off cliffs in life. The Old Testament prophets were warners of coming danger. Usually the people were so annoyed by those fellows, they put them to death. We don’t like others telling us what not to do. Therefore, I won’t do that. Instead allow me to politely, carefully and gently urge you, beg you, plead with you, instruct you to please accept the free gift of eternal life Jesus offers.
Jesus said, “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” Matthew 25:13
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 27, 2018
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