Encouragement, Made you smile, Weird Stuff

Large Man Falls Down

My eyes have seen some quite interesting things this last month.  Not the usual I might add.  I was privileged to attend a wedding at a local RV park this past weekend.  The couple was sweet and I knew it was thoughtful that the family had decorated shelter with streamers and a paper wedding bell in the center.  The picnic tables surrounded the shelter, lined with paper and  with a small bowl of nuts on each.  The photographer was barefoot too.  Country riverside weddings made me smile.  So did the Bride’s bouquet that kept losing the flowers, the interruption of the cell phone on speaker so the other family could hear and the others who enjoyed sitting in their golf carts.  It wasn’t an elaborate wedding but it was special in the fact that the couple stood before witnesses and before God stating a vow to keep for the rest of their lives.  All was happy.

Yesterday while driving down town in the middle of a busy intersection, we noticed a stalled car without a driver.  The driver who had the door open to steer the car was pushing it across the intersection.  Behind the car was his wife I assume along with two other bystanders who decided to help the poor fellow.  The man was quite a large man, dressed in tank top and too large of shorts and wearing only rubber sandals on his feet.  Nevertheless, he was in no shape and had no business trying to run, or stop the car once it picked up speed.  As we set there because of traffic we could see the scenario playing out before our eyes.  The man was destined to fall for sure once the car picked up speed for there was no way the man could continue to run by the car to guide it.  Guess what happened?  He fell, rolled a couple of times and the car continued on into traffic.  I was stunned not knowing what to do.  My first instinct was to get out to make sure he was OK endangering myself in the traffic, however seeing the size of this man, there was no way I could even began to help pick him up (I am sure he weighed close to 400 pounds).  I was in heels too so I couldn’t  chase the car either!  The car stopped and the man lay there struggling to get up as his wife tried to help him.  He had a big bruise or scrape on his knee and I am sure he was embarrassed by it all for he had a large audience, since he had stopped traffic.  His shorts almost falling off in the process, his breathing was quite heavy and the look on the wife’s face was priceless.  I prayed and then felt shocked of what just took place before my eyes.  I am sure the man is really sore today and I hope he got his car going.  Lesson learned I am sure.

We never know what today or tomorrow will bring us.  We never know what we will see with our eyes.  We don’t know what will take place in our life in which God gives us the opportunity to see or be a part of. The most important thing we need to remember is always be thankful for the simple, for the times we need to pray and for the beautiful life He has given us to share with others.

Prayer:  Lord, Your eyes are always upon us and as we look upon others and our own life I pray we are thankful.  Let us view life and live for the eternal in which we seek.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.

<< 1 John 1 >>
® Translation

1The Word of life existed from the beginning. We have heard it. We have seen it. We observed and touched it. 2This life was revealed to us. We have seen it, and we testify about it. We are reporting to you about this eternal life that was in the presence of the Father and was revealed to us.3This is the life we have seen and heard. We are reporting about it to you also so that you, too, can have a relationship with us. Our relationship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4We are writing this so that we can be completely filled with joy.


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