Spare Key

“Can you help me? I’ve locked my keys in my car.” A lady told a policeman. The officer carefully bent a coat hanger, fed it through the window, and was moving it back and forth to catch the lock when suddenly, her friend sitting in the passenger seat said, “A little more to the left officer.”

The officer’s time could have been spent catching bad guys that morning if the driver had simply taken the time to hide a spare key. Keeping a spare key in your wallet or purse or hiding a spare key in a well hidden key box on the vehicle can be real time saver. Nearly all of us will someday lock the keys in the car or lose the key when traveling. It happened to me just two weeks ago.

Preparing a spare key is one of those things that only takes a minute, but could easily save an hour or more. It is another example of how to obey God’s command to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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