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Distracted Man on Scooter Drives into Sinkhole

It's like a scene out of an action movie: one moment, the city street seems calm and ordinary, and in the next moment, the asphalt and concrete crumble away, revealing a giant, gaping hole.

Unfortunately, it's not a scene from a movie—it was an event that unfolded recently in Beihai, a city in China. And a scooter rider got to experience the sudden sinkhole up close and personal.

"When he did arrive at the fresh abyss, he appears to have been staring at his cellphone," reports NPR's The Two-Way. Soon he was staring at the inside of the collapsed road.

The bad news? The cause of the collapse hasn't yet been determined. The good news? "Shortly after [the scooter driver's] plunge, he climbed back to the surface under his own power, apparently unharmed."

Potential Preaching Angles: Hopefully not too many of us have to worry about driving into sinkholes in our day-to-day lives—but "black holes" can appear in many shapes and sizes and forms. Thankfully, the apostle Peter has some advice on staying alert against the wiles of the Enemy: "Resist him, standing firm in the faith" (1 Pet. 5:9).

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