1. “An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car, and vanished.”
2. “The pedestrian had no idea which direction to go, so I ran over him.”
3. “I had been driving for 40 years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had the accident.”
4. “The indirect cause was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.”
5. “The other driver was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.”
6. “The other car collided with mine without warning me of its intention.”
7. “As I reached an intersection, a hedge sprang up, obscuring my vision.”
8. “The telephone pole was approaching fast. I attempted to swerve out of its path when it struck my front end.”
And perhaps the all-time greatest excuse…
9. “I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law, and headed over the embankment.”
This past Sunday, we celebrated “Back to Church Sunday”. I am very thankful for the great number of folks who came to church, as well as for all those who made public decisions for the Lord.
I hope others will recognize the value of the church, and choose to commit themselves to her as the Bride of Christ as well. For we are bid to do so in the Word of God: “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25, NIV).
Thus, as God values the church, and our involvement in her, so should we. To do otherwise is to disobey His word. And for this, no reason will suffice. Rather, what we offer as reasons, God see as excuses. And not very humorous ones at that.