Friday, November 13, 2009

Now What?

Last week a man found himself in court because of a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offense. It wasn't his first. The judge fined him and took away his driver's license. The very next day, this same person gets drunk and then gets behind the wheel of a car. He drives (at about 80mph) into traffic that is stopped. The young man that was in the car that was hit suffered severe head trauma and after a few days was removed from life support and died.

Perhaps there will be a day when the young man's family will hear of a life that was changed from the organs that were harvested from their loved one--sight from his eyes, a better quality of life from his kidneys or life itself from his liver or heart. Today there is just grief and the unanswerable question--How did this happen?

It is now obvious that the drunk driver cannot be allowed the freedom of choosing to break the law and driving drunk. He needs to spend the rest of his life without access to a car. I don't care if he gets drunk everyday ... in prison--but he needs to be sentenced to life in prison for taking this innocent young life.

My heart breaks for the family and friends of both of these men, but especially for the ones that will be burying their loved one this weekend.

John <><

Life is short and we have no promise of a tomorrow. If you were to find yourself standing before God today, and He asked you, "Why should I let you into My heaven?" --How would you answer? Could you give evidence of a perfect life?

The Bible tells us that we've all sinned and that the price of our sin is death--eternal separation from God. The Bible also tells us that God has given us a gift: Jesus has paid our debt--He died for us. To accept this gift of eternal life, you must believe that Jesus is Lord and profess your belief before God and man. As always, if you have questions or wish to discuss these things, my contact info is in my profile.


Mike said...

DWI has been getting a lot of attention in St. Louis and Missouri recently. It seems it's to easy for the drunk to just keep on driving.

Sicilian said...

DWI is a problem in Texas. It is especially bad in our area since we have a military base nearby.