Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates - - so that your children will remember!!
Jeremiah 30:2 Thus the LORD God of Israel, says, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Tell Me a True Story Week 04/20/15
Reading a True Story
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This Story is from my Book "Rescue the Stories Book One"
I looked around the bleak Exeter
railroad station, as my mother placed a box full of kitchen utensils, and an
ironing board at the window for shipping to our new home in Oakland.
The first five years of my life, my dad had not enjoyed a
My Uncle Clarence had encouraged Dad to come to Oakland for a job
interview at the Southern Pacific Railroad where he worked.What anticipation for a new life we hoped to
experience when Dad was hired as a switchman for the railroad!
If Dad needed extra money (which was often) he had the
opportunity to work on the extra board, which required 8 hours work and 8 hours
off, in a revolving schedule.Mother
would place a sign on the door that read “Day Sleeper, Do Not Disturb.”This was to discourage the door to door
salespersons that frequented our neighborhood.
One day I decided to play “Sales Lady,” and not yet being able
to read, I rang the doorbell repeatedly.Finally the door opened and it was my dad who gruffly growled, “What do
you want?”Hesitatingly I blurted out,
“I was just playing sales lady.”
Realizing what I had probably woke him up, I was
frightened!I began to sob profusely
with huge tears rolling down my face.
His heart melted!He
opened wide the door, took me in his arms assuring me that all was forgiven,
and suggested that I play quiet games when he was asleep.Needless to say, I did not ring the door bell
anymore or play sales lady after that episode.
Isn’t it strange how we can learn some lessons in life more
easily than others?Often without
actually getting hurt.Shocked, maybe,
and even brought to tears, but soon the lesson is over and we automatically
resume our daily duties.
Not every thing I have learned through the years has been
effortless and trouble-free.However,
the lessons learned through mistakes are most difficult.Not always can our mistakes simply disappear
and go away.The fruit of many mistakes
will follow us through our entire life.
So what am I saying?Learn quickly what to avoid and what not to repeat.Place your faith in Jesus and follow
Him.The Holy Spirit is the perfect
teacher and guide to show us the best course for our life.
If you have made mistakes, understand that all is not
lost.Your route may now be different
than you at first anticipated, but even that pathway can be a glorious
itinerary with Jesus as your leader.God
does not run out of plans, take plan B, or C or even Z.