Nothing matters more than ____________. How would you fill in that blank? Would you say happiness, family, friendships... Safety? Right now it seems like a lot of people, people I love and respect, might give that last answer. Safety. We do a lot to keep ourselves and our families safe. We install double locks on doors, we stow things in our trunk, we teach children to look both ways. Everyday is an experience in safety experiences. I lock my front door, open the gate, click my car key. By the time my car auto locks itself as I shift into drive, I've already had 4 experiences in 30 seconds that acknowledge my investment in safety. And it's a good thing, to take care of ourselves and seek safety for those we love. But does it matter the MOST, more than lives of other people? If you profess to be a Christian, I do not think you can find in Jesus someone cared more for his safety than for others. No greater love, in fact, than a man who lays down his life for another. Safety is a myth because in the end, no amount of alarm systems or locks can control our future. Only God knows what is in store for us, and we are to treat every day as a gift. I'm still going to lock my door tomorrow (don't worry, mom and dad!), but I am going to walk through the day trying to be more aware of what opportunities I'm shying away from out of fear that my safety might be inhibited. He does not promise any of us safety, but he promises to be our strength and our peace.