Questions for you: What instantly changed the lives of six people as well as the lives of all their loved ones? What really caused the tragic death of two children on a New Mexico Interstate because the speeding car they were in was being driven by a 23-year-old… drunk mother? Was it alcohol? Was it “something else”? What exactly was it?
Here is what we do know about the tragedy as reported by the Albuquerque news, “At 3 AM, Tuesday April 1, 2021, police were called to the scene of a horrific car crash where a four-door Chevy collided head on into a concrete barrier north of Albuquerque’s I-40. Excessive speed and alcohol played a role in the crash. Inside the car, in the front seats were two 23-year-old-mothers, and in the back seats were four children. Each of the drunk mothers lost one of their children in the crash: a boy under one year old, and a girl under 10 years old. Both mothers will be charged with two counts of abandonment or abuse of a child resulting in death, and two counts of abandonment or abuse of a child resulting in great bodily injury.”
The two innocent children were instantly robbed of their earthly lives: I know they immediately went to be with Jesus our Lord and Creator. As for the survivors, they too were robbed of their lives but in a different way, a far much different way: The other two children will probably never see their mothers again because those two women will be in state prisons living a hellish existence during their remaining time here on earth. But even worse: those two surviving children will bare the physical and soulish scars that will haunt them during their brief stay here on earth. The families will bare the shame and the “what ifs” of that terrible time. So, it is a lose lose situation for all those left amongst the living and directly involved… all because of aberrant behavior on the part of two immature and selfish young women. Or is it?
In my article, Drunk Driving – The Devil’s Delight written seven years ago, read it and you will discover that it is still a very timely article. The only thing that has changed are the shameful rankings in the “States with the Most Drunk Drivers” section. Back then New Mexico was not listed in the top ten. (Side note: Just below those top ten you will see Scripture verses regarding drunkenness that are well worth revisiting.)
Today, New Mexico shamefully ranks as number 9 as you’ll see in this article. So, what happened with that? How come New Mexico, after being out of the top ten, “suddenly” appears in the top ten?
The Bible shows us that sin is the transgression of the law of God (1 John 3:4) and rebellion against God (Deuteronomy 9:7; Joshua 1:18). Sin had its beginning with Lucifer, the most beautiful and powerful of the angels. Not satisfied with his position, he pridefully desired to be higher than God, and that was his hellish downfall; the beginning of sin (Isaiah 14:12-15). Renamed Satan, he brought sin to the human race in the Garden of Eden, where he tempted Adam and Eve with the same enticement, “you shall be like God.” Genesis 3 describes Adam and Eve’s rebellion against God and against His command. Since that time, sin has been passed down through all the generations of mankind and we, Adam’s descendants, have inherited sin from him. Romans 5:12 tells us that through Adam sin entered the world, and so death was passed on to all men because “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). The Bible also tells us that sin will abound in the latter days.
So, basically sin is anything that is contrary to the will of God. Sin entered this once perfect world and now a very evil world because we willfully chose to turn away from God. Once sin infected us, it took over our heart and soul and divided us from God. And the only thing that can bring is back to God is believing in is His Son Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord God. He rescues us from sin and helps us to not sin against Him.
When you look around and discern what’s really going on in this world you will quickly know that we are truly living in a sinful, fallen, evil world that is speeding toward a collisional destination just like that drunk mother was speeding toward her concrete wall destination that happened in the blink of an eye. So, too are we. The writing is on the wall: Sin is abounding faster than ever before since the days of Noah. More than ever, the world is going increasingly insane. And it’s all because of SIN. The world’s trajectory can not be changed, Jesus told us it couldn’t be, but we who put our trust and belief in Jesus Christ… our trajectory is changed for eternity to be with Him and all His unspeakable glory.
In Matthew 24: 9-15 we read, “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:).”
So, the answer to all the above questions is: SIN. That’s the bottom line: SIN (iniquity).
In conclusion, the more important questions for you and me should be, “Have you repented of your sins? Are you trusting Jesus Christ with every aspect of your life? Are you willing to let go of any and all anchors that are holding you back from serving Him in whatever capacity you can? Are you praying for these 4 precious surviving souls that desperately need your prayers as well as praying for their families? Are you women of God who are able to visit and minister hope and healing to these two young mothers in prison going to do it?”
Thank you Jesus Christ for dying for us so that we can do what You strengthen us to do with what little time we have left here on earth to serve You.
To You be all the glory.
So be it.