By Gary Toole, The Christian Way Ministries
I wanted to be in style and so I bought me a pair of these awesome (yes, I finally used that word) mud bogging shoes with the heavy track soles and heels that is supposed to keep you from having an accident. Wrong!! Those things will get you killed! The first time I wore them I thought I had just put a couple of stumps on my feet.
Anyway, I was doing some work on a ladder with these awesome shoes. I highlight the word “awesome”! I got caught in one of the ladder steps and it throwed me, and down I came with an awesome thud! I fell on some hard brick steps. I mean I was in pain.
Now, I know right now some of you awesome shoe lovers are saying, “Oh, you could have had the same accident if you was barefooted!” Wrong!
I spent a big part of my life barefooted. Out in the country back in the 50’s (the 1950”s, not the 1850’s), we went barefooted just about all the time. As children we even went to church barefooted part of the time. So, now you know! Yes, I was a country hick and proud of it. I wouldn’t take nothing for the way I was raised. Now, the rest of the story!
I just wanted to give the Lord praise, because of his protecting power. My brother-in-law took a fall and one of his ribs punctured his spleen and he got in foul shape quick. Well, this fall I took was on my rib cage next to my heart. A rib can puncture your heart and then it’s ‘so long’.
So, I just want to thank an awesome God for His awesome power and awesome goodness toward me. I am giving Him praise for once again taking care of me as He has thousands of times before. I thank Him and praise His holy righteous name. Psalms 34:1. Can you say amen?