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Watch and Pray!
As the parents slept, they had no idea that something tragic was about to happen in their family. In the middle of the night their two teenage sons got out of bed, quietly dressed, and slipped out of the house. Friends picked them up, and they began a night of drinking and driving. Several hours later, the driver lost control of his car while going 100 miles per hour and crashed! Three of the occupants were critically injured and two were killed—the sons of the sleeping parents. The parents could not be expected to watch their sons all the time. However, they had failed to recognize many warning signs that led up to that fateful night. This tragedy illustrates an important aspect of Christ’s command:
“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41).