I am very aware of this paragraph in the newspaper tonight….
A boy died Monday and nine others were hospitalized when a man who was eating a sandwich and looking at his GPS unit ran into traffic that had stopped for construction, police said.
My heart breaks for the Talsma family whose lives are changed forever due to the death of their 13 year old son David….
My heart aches for the 9 innocent accident victims who were involved in the crash, including the daughter of a High School classmate and David’s sister who was driving the car that was hit.
My heart can’t imagine what the driver of the car, a man who was eating a sandwich and looking at his GPS, 40-year-old Travis Fox, of Crown Point, Indiana is feeling tonight….
But what grips me as well is how it could have been me who changed the lives of innocent people due to my own distraction.
What happened today can not be undone. My prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy….
But I am aware that I can commit to having zero tolerance for distraction in my vehicle. My prayer is that I not lose this deep ache, awareness and conviction that I hold tonight.
Won’t you please join me in prayer and in committing to returning to the days when all we did behind the wheel was drive.