Friday, December 21, 2012

PRAISE THE LORD ANYWAY

About three days ago three of the neighbor's sheep got into
our yard.  And yesterday it was seven of his sheep in our yard.

Now my opinion is that sheep are neat critters.  Also the more
they eat - the less there is to mow or trim.  Cool, right?
Bring them on neighbor.

But my wife has a different opinion.  She actually spent some 
money on a bunch of plants.  Hard earned money and lots of it.
That's beyond my comprehension.  But it's a fact.

The sheep are the neighbor's.  And on that side the fence is his.
But he is a busy man.  So all I could do was say, "Yes dear.  As 
soon as I come back from the barber in the morning I'll fix the fence.
[Or something like that.]
That was yesterday.


[This is the day that the Lord has made.]
This morning early on my way to town - there were thirteen sheep 
in the yard.  Hey the day is just starting.

And were the fence needs repair there is a LARGE briar bush.
With lots and lots of thorns.



 I rode one of my motorcycles to the barber shop.  (The old back road 
one to gas it while in town.) The parking lot is on a good slope.  So
I pulled up close to the door.

When leaving I got in too big of a hurry and did not back down far
enough to get off the slope.  You guessed it.  I dumped it right there 
on the slope - on the right side.



The barber helped me get it back up.  Got it on it's kick stand to 
try starting it, but I was still on the slop.  It rolled forward off 
the stand and dumped it on the left side this time - with my left
foot pinned under it.  (Praise God for such an exciting day.)
You can see what it did to the windshield.



And this is oil all over the right side from the broken valve cover.
Hey, PRAISE GOD I was not hurt and it rode home O.K.

Even before leaving the house I had determined to spend a little more
time in the "Word" when I got back.  So after parking the bike in the 
shop I went straight into the office and started reading where I had left
off.  I read only two verses and then read,

"We also boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble
produces endurance, endurance brings God's approval,
and his approval creates hope."
(Romans 5:3,4 GNB)

THANK YOU JESUS FOR ALL THE ENDURANCE YOU
CREATED IN ME TODAY AND THE HOPE YOU GAVE 
ME THROUGH IT.





2 comments:

Sonja said...

oh that's a good one Luther! Doesn't He have a way of sharpening our perspective through the 'everyday events' in our lives??

Smiling, my friend!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Ah Luther, what a wonderful story! How like everyday living to be a life-lesson straight from God's hand.

No doubt you did, indeed, collect a LOT of endurance on that one :)

I'm with your wife on the sheep thingy, though ...