August 01 – Driving Under the Influence

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a serious problem in many provinces of Canada. The tragic results of such irresponsible actions are often death or serious injuries. Surviving family members are often left with a lifetime of pain. Recently the PEI government, alarmed by an increase in alcohol related accidents, is considering forcing those convicted of driving under the influence to have a front license plate revealing their offense, at least to law officers. The idea has strong opposition and support. God’s attitude toward breaking His laws is different. He does not minimize our sinful nature, warning, “There is none righteous, no not one,” but He reminds us that He sent His Son to be our substitute. Paul wrote of it saying, “…God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” And when we accept His payment for our wrong-doing, He assures us with these words, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell