A Motorcyclist Smashed My Car Mirror

A week and a half ago, I was driving to work when a motorcyclist slammed into my mirror and then zoomed off.

He may or may not have been involved in another collision because just a few miles up, there was yet another motorcyclist-involved collision. Naturally, I called the cops to report the hit-and-run. The cops who took my call were wondering whether it was the same motorcyclist. On the 9-1-1 call, I could hear the CHP officer asking that motorcyclist whether he hit another car. Naturally, the man denied it. After all, if he was already involved in one incident, why admit he was involved in yet another?

Life is full of could-haves, should-haves, would-haves.

I should have left two minutes earlier…

That person could have left ten minutes later…

He should not have been lane-splitting…

Lane splitting is allowed only in California where a motorcyclist may go between cars but cannot exceed 5mphs more than the current rate of traffic.

I was extremely pissed at the destruction and delays since I was waiting for the CHP to call me back to take my statement. Nevertheless, I made it to my office about two and a half hours late. Then I had to take the afternoon off to drive to my mechanic for him to get an estimate and the part numbers.

From a Christian perspective, this was only a minor blip.

Life is more than food, drink, and especially cars.

Do not be anxious about anything but in everything let your requests be known to God.

I do not consider the trials of this life to be important compared to the future glory.

You might not have been involved in a minor car accident but your car could have broken down. Or it could be your fridge, your oven, or your favorite blender that you use to make fresh juice. If you are a Christian, you have to ask: who is Lord, Jesus, or your possessions?


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