In contrast, in the U.S., laws have changed so that older children are required to sit in car seats. I had the chance to play with my nephew who was showing off his big-wheel riding skills; however, before showing me his awesome moves in the driveway, he carefully strapped on his helmet. There are crosswalks, hardhat zones, and safety equipment must meet certain standards before it can be used. Plastic bags and disposable coffee cups come with safety warnings.After having a serious car accident here in Mozambique, I admit that my sense of security was shaken a bit. Coming from a safety conscious culture, I didn’t like the risk it seemed I was taking every time I got in the car. I often tease that my best prayer time comes when I am driving now. And maybe this isn’t too far from the truth. We often rely on God more when we are in situations out of our control. When everything seems safe, we tend to rely on ourselves and forget we need God. It is a good reminder that no matter where we live or how safe life seems or doesn’t seem, God is always in control.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalms 20:7