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Did You See That?

Lunch time last Wednesday, I stepped out of a sub shop onto the sidewalk and heard a loud crash about 200 feet from me.  I looked up and saw the damage on two cars from a fender bender.  A small sedan rear ended a large SUV.  As I was approaching the sedan, a tall woman ran out of the SUV and asked two or three of us very excitedly and accusingly, “Did you see that?” “Did you see that?”  I responded “no” and then watched as two people went over and attended to the lady in the sedan.  I observed that the other driver was fine, just a little shaken.  In relating this to you I want to draw attention to the response of the driver who was hit from behind.  She was so quick to look and see if anyone could verify how she was the receiver of this traffic collision.  I believe she was trying her best to garner support to make her case to the authorities how she was “wronged”.  She was quick to point the other person was at fault and was looking for witnesses.  I don’t know if I would have reacted similarly, had this happened to me.  I do hope by thinking this over that I would be more concerned about the other driver being injured and safety of those around and no so much at “pointing fingers”.

“He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.” Proverbs 14:29 

The spiritual lesson I walked away with from this is that I believe we need to temper ourselves even when we see an injustice done against us.  God’s Word instructs us to be slow to wrath (James 1:19) and in James 4:6-7 we find, “But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” 

Submitting my attitude to Christ, Pastor Larry

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