Helmet is Essential
“I could be dead if I didn’t wear a helmet!”
Joe (pseudonym) is my colleague at school who shared his experience about the accident one morning. He told me the incident while we were walking along the hallway to attend the student assembly.
Accident happens unexpectedly. Joe apparently was riding on his motorbike when someone suddenly cut off or pulls into his lane right in front of him and made him off-balanced. He fell and got minor bruises. Unfortunately, the driver ran away left him in the middle of the road without assistance offered to him.
“Good you have worn a helmet. Many people are complaining about using it” I said.
“Oh yeah! I am one of those. I am not comfortable wearing a helmet while driving. There are times I do not wear helmet when I am in a hurry,” he confessed.
“But thank God, I have worn helmet when accident happened! My head could be severely injured if I drive without it,” he continued.
“You’re right, wearing helmet is an essential safety requirement,” I replied.
Last 2013, a report from the The Nation reported up to 26,000 people are killed in road accidents every year in Thailand. Consequently, the data has put the country in the sixth spot in terms of road casualties. Of those killed, up to 70 or 80 percent are motorcyclists or their passengers.
So, you’ve got to be very careful and observe traffic rules. No excuses.
I remember one time I was driving in Bangkok. I was in a hurry to catch the green light in the intersection. I saw it was turning yellow yet I stepped on the gas pedal to accelerate instead of stopping.
Beep! Beep! Beep!
“Daddy, it’s red light now!” my seven year old son Justin screamed at the backseat. That experience has reminded to be a role-model if I want to influence our children positively.
The Law of God is Like a Helmet
Following the traffic rules is essential when we talked about road safety.
The Bible explicitly emphasized disaster as the ultimate consequence of breaking the law of God. You see, the law is like a helmet. It may seems a burden because of too many restrictions, but it has purpose.
The helmet is designed to protect your head and prevent head injuries. In the same manner, the law is made so God’s children will be protected at all times.
Apostle Paul in Galatians 3:24 states, “So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith.” The law is like our guardian.
In addition, keeping God’s law is a reflection of loving Him (John 14:15). If you wanna be at peace and live happily, always remember to obey God’s commandment.