Can I Has Speedster? by Travis Evans
October 22, 2008, 11:28 am
Filed under: Culture

By: Travis Evans

Men, this* is why we go to school and get a good job, right? This* is the proverbial carrot at the end of the proverbial stick for guys everywhere. What else could a man want or aim all of his efforts toward than a $1.4 million; 253 mph-reaching; 1001 HP-churning; 922 ft-lbs-cranking; 7 speed, dual clutch, quad-turbo W 16 engine-carrying; fire-breathing monster machine. Ok, so it doesn’t breath fire.

You may be asking, “What’s wrong with going 0-60 in 2.5 seconds (two average heart beats) and achieving 250 mph in just over 40 seconds?” My answer to that is, “Sign me up!” As men, we love adventure, thrills and going really, really fast. The problem is not the car or the desire for speed. However, a car like this displays a problem that lies within us. That’s why manufacturers build cars like this. Men are searching for satisfaction. We can never go fast enough, never have the most expensive car. We want more, and we want it now. We want to be satisfied. We want to find joy. Yet, the problem is we are (apart from Christ) unsatisfied, joyless people. We can only be satisfied and have true joy in knowing God, and we can only know God by having faith in Christ’s substitutionary death for us and our sins on the cross. Therefore, the Gospel is where (eternal!) satisfaction and joy are found.

You can spend all that you have and are on this*, but at the end of it all, you won’t be satisfied and you will be left with no joy.

What are your thoughts? Do you like to go fast? Would you like a ride in a car like this? How fast have you ever gone? If you had 10 billion dollars, would you own a car like this?

*a Bugatti Veyron 16.4


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