Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Brain Stem


For years, high-speed racing car drivers have been instantly killed when violent accidents have pulled their "brain stems" loose. But when a doctor invented a head harness that stopped that from happening, seven-time NASCAR champion, Dale Earnhardt, mockingly said to a friend, "I haven't pulled my brain stem loose." But in the Daytona 500 in 2001, he crashed and was instantly killed when his brain stem was loosened. From that time onward, the device was made mandatory in racing cars. Its inventor said, "As soon as I realized that it would work ... I became a fanatic. I quietly resolved to continue working ... until it was used commonly." We have discovered the answer to death itself. How much more should we be fanatical in quiet resolve to reach the lost? There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.