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Topic: Ding-Dong (05/16/13)
TITLE: Things Happen
By Patsy Hallum
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“I’m sorry Lord.” I got out my Jump Start machine. “I thank you Lord for this machine. It makes driving an older car a lot easier.” Carrying it to the front, I stubbed my toe on a rock. “Oh geez that hurts!” I limped the rest of the way, looking down at my toe to see if my hose were torn. Thank God, they weren’t; I wouldn’t have to take time to go back in and change. I hooked up the machine and started the car, put the machine away and once again, climbed in to get to Church.
As I backed out of the parking space, my neighbor came hobbling out of her house, waving her arms and shouting something. I pulled out of the street, rolling down the window to see what she wanted.
“Paige, before you leave could you come and open some jars for me? Do you have time?”
My neighbor and friend, Mary, had arthritis real bad and I opened all the jars and cans that her can opener wouldn’t open. I knew she was having company from out of town, why didn’t I think to offer help this morning. “Yes Mary, be right there.”
She had all the cans and jars that needed opening setting in one place so it didn’t take long to accomplish the task. We talked about company coming and her health, all in all, it took about ten minutes. I’ll be late for church again, I’m just about ready to go home. The car started without trouble. Hooray.
I turned on to Euclid Avenue. Hey, there are never this many cars here, I wonder what happened? As I moved up the street, I saw one wrecked car, already pulled out of the way. There was Jared directing traffic. “Jared, what happened?” I yelled at him when I stopped.
“Bad accident Ms. Mary; if you had been here twenty-five minutes ago you might have been in it. Four cars were involved.” He motioned me forward.
I pushed on the gas. If I had left home when I wanted to I would have been in an accident. “Thank You Holy Spirit, You knew I was in danger.” Just then, I heard the Methodist Church bells. Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong. Then in the next block, the Presbyterian Church bell started. Dong—dong—dong—real deep and slow so, I was hearing ding-dong, dong, ding-dong, dong. Beautiful! I drove slowly to listen as long as possible; I loved the bell sounds. I was late already, so why rush. I got inside my church just as the choir started singing.
“Thank you, Lord God, for both blessings and lessons so far today.” I slipped into my seat, expecting to learn more.
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