Some Guy’s Evil Toy

This will only make sense along with yesterday’s post: My Daughter’s Evil Toy…

I went to a movie with a friend last night. Good times. Late drive home.

We were on Petrovitsky – a 50mph road that connects Renton and Maple Valley. On a particularly dark stretch of the road, we noticed a wrecked motorcycle and helmet in the ditch.

We parked, got out and looked around. The bike was a mess – in pieces all over the side of the road.

Called 911.
?No sign of life anywhere. Weird.

We looked around.

About 150 feet from the bike, up on an embankment in the underbrush, I noticed something. I was prepared to see a badly disfigured corpse.

We called out to the body… and the man responded with a groan.

We stood there with the man, talking to him as we waited for emergency services. It was pretty obvious that the man was drunk. He also had severe injuries.

Eventually, the police, paramedics and fire department showed up.

We left. It was about 1:15am when I got home.

I had a difficult time getting to sleep – couldn’t get the images out of my mind.

I know God loves the guy who crashed his motorcycle.

God’s not mad at him.

I bet you God wants this guy to be free of his stinking, evil toys (getting drunk, riding a crotch rocket while intoxicated).

God wants what is best for his kids.

He never enjoys seeing us hurt or suffering.

He wants us to be free.

“He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.” -Ephesians 1.7

Rather than waiting until we crash and burn to make important, life-changing decisions, maybe we should go ahead and make those decisions now.

Decide to trust Him.

Decide to live free.

I am a husband, father, pastor, leader & reader. I love God, love people & love life.

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