Better Keep In Touch - Anchored In Him

The rancher went one day to fix a fence. The wind was cold and gusty and the clouds rolled gray and dense. As he pounded the last staples in and gathered the tools to go, the temperature had fallen, the wind and snow began to blow.

When he finally reached his pickup, he felt a heavy heart. From the sound of the ignition, he knew it wouldn't start. So Jake did what most of us would do if we had been there. He humbly bowed his head and sent aloft a prayer. As he turned the key for the last time, he softly cursed his luck.

They found him three days later, frozen stiff in that old truck. Now Jake had been around in life and done his share of roaming. But when he saw Heaven, he was shocked - - it looked just like Wyoming ! ! !

Of all the saints in Heaven, his favorite was St. Peter. So they set and talked a minute or two, or maybe it was three. Nobody was keeping' score - - in Heaven time is free. "I've always heard," Jake said to St. Peter, "that God will answer prayer, but the one time I asked for help, well, He just plain wasn't there." "Does God answer the prayers of some and ignore the prayers of others? That doesn't seem exactly square - - I know all men are brothers." "Or does He randomly reply, without good rhyme or reason? Maybe it's the time of day, the weather or season." "Now I ain't trying to act smart, it is just the way I feel and I was wondering could you tell me - - what's the deal?"

St. Peter listened very patiently and when Jake was done there were smiles of recognition. "So you are the one!" "That day your truck wouldn't start and you sent your prayer, a prayer a flying, you gave us a real bad time, with hundreds of us trying." A thousand angels rushed to check the status of your file, but you know Jake we hadn't heard from you in quite a long while."

"And though all prayers are answered and God has no quota, He didn't recognize your voice, and started a truck in Minnesota!"

Author Unknown

Best To Keep In Touch With Him, God Answers Prayers In His Time, Not Ours ! ! !

Where Could I Go
Bill & Gloria Gaither
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