Be Happy?

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While en route to a weekly chore, a vehicle was noticed.

ACTUALLY it was the LICENSE PLATE attached to the rear of the vehicle which was noticed.

It read “Be Happy.”

NOW, a few thoughts were sparked by that license plate and its message.

The FIRST thought had to do with, surprisingly enough, punctuation.

AS IN, the message would have changed in meaning IF the license plate’s message had an 1) exclamation mark behind it; or,

2) was followed by a question mark.

The observer was under the impression that there could be NO punctuation marks on a license plate.

A little research later revealed this is not completely correct.

Yes, Some States Allow Punctuation on License Plates

So what states let you do this [put punctuation on a vanity license plate]? Virginia is obviously one, though I think the only punctuation mark allowed is the ampersand. New Hampshire lets you have a plus sign. California lets you have a plus sign, a heart, a star or a hand, but only if you get the special “kids” plate. But the world leader in vanity license-plate punctuation is North Carolina — which basically lets you have anything you want.

AFTER discovering this information, it was discovered that the STATE which issued the license plate (“Be Happy“) was not noticed by the observer.

ANOTHER thought which followed was more insistent and persisted long after the car and it message-bearing license plate had long passed from view.

There was a roundish sticker affixed in the corner of the rear windshield.  Upon stopping at a traffic light, the sticker was visible enough to reveal that it was a sticker like those given to cars which are protected by various security services.

This led to a LOT of mental questions–several of which follow.

Was the driver happy because his car was protected?

Was the license plate purchased BEFORE the car security deal?”

Was the driver happy BEFORE he got his car secured by the car security service?”

“Did something happen which caused the driver to contract the security service?”

“If so, is the driver still happy?”

“What prompted the driver to pay for a special license plate to display this message?”

For some reason, the license plate, with its nonpunctuated little message, kept coming back to the mind of the observer.

For instance, it was speculated that the driver of the car was probably NOT a follower of Jesus Christ.

  1. A follower of Jesus would most likely have paid for a message which gave hard-and-fast information on how, SPECIFICALLY, such happiness was to be achieved.
  2. With his eyes firmly fixed on the future, a follower of Jesus would most likely have focused on ETERNAL happiness.
  3. A follower of Jesus would have placed more faith in God and Jesus to protect his car–instead of some security outfit.

Lost in all of these mental gymnastics was any inclination to follow the advice which was on the license plate–perhaps because the observer is a fairly happy person anyway.

DOES the reader feel he is fairly happy?

DOES the reader feel so happy about his life he feels the need to advertise it?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: June 28, 2021.]

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