According to the National Safety Council, 28 percent of all traffic accidents occur when people text, take a phone call or send emails while driving.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports an increase in injuries suffered by people texting or talking on their phones while walking.
Jarrid Wilson, a pastor, author and blogger, suggests we should make our phones an accessory rather than a priority in our lives. He says it’s time to control your phone, not let your phone control you.
I believe people who constantly text and email are missing an important part of life, because moments of bliss often capture us unaware. For example, if we are not alert to a spectacular sunset in a pink, blue and violet sky, such moments will pass us by.
The beloved hymn, How Great Thou Art, begins with this line:
“O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made.”
I invite you to drop the phone, and take the time to consider the awesome world around you. In the process, you may find blissful moments in your life you would have missed.