The following video is making the rounds on Facebook now. Many times the things making the rounds on Facebook are hoaxes. I looked this one up and it seems that it really IS an actual crash that occurred in February in Russia. Snopes the hoax investigation website says, “According to an article in the Russian newspaper /Komsomolskaya Pravda (as best we can make out through translation software), the accident shown in the video clip linked above took place on 24 February 2012 on the M-7 Highway in Russia. As described by the news account, a 32-year-old Moscow resident named Alexander (no last name given) lost control of his Nissan Navara, collided with another vehicle, and then drifted into an oncoming traffic lane where he was hit head-on by a Freightliner big rig. The driver of the Nissan was killed, and the driver of the big rig suffered moderate injuries.”
“The particular stretch of road where this collision took place has apparently been site of several deadly accidents in recent years, including a 2009 bus crash that killed 12 passengers and a 2007 automobile accident that took the life of Russian actor Aleksandr Dedjushko, his wife, and his son. “No available information documents the suggestions that the car that taped the accident was a police vehicle, or that the driver of the Nissan was texting or reading at the time he lost control of his car.”
The 34 second video is not graphic but it is disturbing.
The Christian response is to remind one and all of the following truth, as if the glaring truth didn’t come through in the video:
“Man’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.” (Job 14:5)
“Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be…” (Psalm 139:16)
“a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,” (Ecclesiastes 3:2)
“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” (James 4:14).
We need to be ready to meet the Maker at any moment! “For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Are you ready? Is today the day of your salvation? It may be your day of death. We never know.