Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. Romans 12 : 17
Good morning, friends. Below is the story/incident that describes how easily we can put others’ hopes into a trash.
Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing down: 71 in a 55 zone. The cop was stepping out of his car, the big pad in hand. Jumping out of the car, he approached Bob whom he saw every Sunday, a man he’d never seen in uniform. “Hi, Bob. Fancy meeting you like this.” “Hello, Jack.” No smile. “Guess you caught me red-handed in a rush to see my wife and kids.” “Yeah, I guess”, Bob replied. “I’ve been some long days at the office lately. I’m afraid I bent the rules a bit-just this once.” Seventy-one? Jack would you sit back in your car, please?” saying this, Bob scribbled away on the pad. Why hadn’t he asked for a driver’s license? Jack rolled down the window a mere two inches, just enough room for Bob to pass him the slip. Bob returned to his car without a word. Jack unfolded the sheet of paper. How much was this one going to cost? Wait a minute. What was this? Some kind of joke? Jack began to read out of curiosity:
Once upon a time I had a daughter, Rosy. She was six when killed by a car. You guessed it - a speeding driver. A fine and three months in jail, and the man was free, free to hug his all three of his daughters. I only had one, and I’m going to have to wait until heaven before I can ever hug her again. A thousand times I’ve tried to forgive that man. A thousand times I thought I had. Maybe I did, but I need to do it again. Even now. Pray for me. And be careful. My son is all I have left.
A full 15 minutes later, Jack started his car and drove slowly home, praying for forgiveness and hugging a surprised wife and kids when he arrived.
Yes, life is precious. Handle with care. Remember whatever you do, that will somehow impact others. Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10 : 24.When you do something wrong knowingly or even carelessly, please be reminded that you’re damaging many than you create something positive when you do good to others. Pay more attention before you do anything. Never use your life for granted and use this single life to leave sad non erasable traces in the hearts of Bobs and Rosys anymore. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5 : 16. Let us be a true blessing to others in everything.
May God bless!