An August 2005 story from Reuters News told about a man who stopped at a gas station in Italy. When his wife got out for the restroom without him noticing, he drove away. But what made the news was the fact that he didnít notice she wasnít in the car until he was tracked down by police 6 hours later. He told the officers he hadnít noticed her missing because she always rode in the back seat with their little girl.
I donít want to be too hard on this fellow. Iím sure heís already had a lot of explaining to do. But you canít help but wonder how someone could go 6 hours in a car and not speak to their spouse. Maybe it made international news because itís such an extreme example of a weakness many of us have- failure to communicate.
Most of us spend many hours going places with our families. Letís make it a habit to talk about the things of God while we travel, so we redeem the time.
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