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January 20, 2017
Love life! Drive well!


Get in the car. Settle yourself comfortably in the seat and buckle up. Say to yourself each time you get into your vehicle: “I am going to be the BEST driver on earth today!” Though you may not be the best driver, making that statement to yourself can motivate you to drive carefully, yes, safely. Drive on your hand without speeding too much, and use your horn responsibly. Imagine that someone you love gives you a precious gift. How would you treat that gift? Would you destroy that precious gift or treasure it, handling it with caution? Think of it. Almighty God has given you a very precious gift, much more precious than any gift a human person can give to another. That gift is Your Life! Psalm 36: 9. Do you really love that gift? If so, will you prove it by driving safely? Show that you really appreciate God’s gift of life by driving sensibly, driving well. Furthermore, note that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, who is God’s first and most special creation, spoke of Everlasting Life for faithful servants of God. Proverbs 30: 4; Colossians 1:15; Revelation 3:14; John 3:16. That promise further indicates how highly God and Christ value life; they both love life! Do we, like them, love life? So, there is absolutely NO NEED to risk one’s life by driving recklessly – no need to make a show, speeding unnecessarily to be admired by onlookers. Is that how we tell God thanks for the gift he has given us? “Be the BEST driver on earth!” As the most intelligent of all God’s earthly creations, being made in God’s image, let us love life and drive well. Genesis 1: 26, 27.

Kenneth Kayman