Several years ago Bekah and I where heading into town . I was on a four lane stretch of the highway, I was in the left lane passing a truck when a car in front of us stopped to make a left hand turn. As I pulled back into the right lane, I said to Bekah." If you look back, someone is going to hit them". sure enough as we watched in the rear view mirror, the car following to close behind me veered just in time into the right lane, and the truck following him to closely slammed into the back of the car.
They were going to fast to stop, and following to close to react.
A few hours later on my way home I looked to see where the accident had taken place.......not a sign that anything had happened. everything was cleaned up , you would never know anything had happened there.
I could not help but think, isn't that just the way we like it.....all cleaned up. They say that it prevents accidents to get them removed as soon as possible. If we did not clean up the accidents on that stretch of the highway, there would be hundreds of smashed up cars piled up on the side of the road. I ask myself , if there were hundreds of cars left piled up on the side of the road, maybe there would be something done by now, if nothing else, maybe we would not drive so fast or follow so close. We can sanitize our hands, but if we sanitize the world around us we loose the ability to react .. Take this time and Slow Down .. prepare to react.
I went into a seniors home for the first time in Central Asia about 16 years ago. as we walked through the halls everything looked nice. they had beautiful rugs hanging on the walls. I then found out that one of these rugs covered over the entrance to an entire wing of the seniors home. It was a wing that the sick were brought to die. With no medical attention and no one to look after them, once they were moved behind the rug, that was pretty much the end for them . everything neatly covered up, it was easy to miss. fortunately we met a lady that was not traveling to fast to stop or following to close to react. This wonderful lady recruited others to come and help her look after these seniors in there final days. She was able to shed some light onto the sick and dying, No Longer was this situation covered up and hidden away .. it was faced head on ... and as a result, we were able to come along side her and renovate this wing and provide necessary food and medical supplies. Today there is no longer a carpet covering the entrance to this wing, and people not only go in, but they come out. As long as things were covered up, people would continue to die.
Let me ask you..... are you traveling to fast to stop ? Are you following to close to react? Is it really necessary that people continue to Die? We all need to take this time , slow down and take rest. We all need wisdom at this time.
Here is the promise for the day ...
"Do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet."