Small Town Living

The nice part about living in a small town: When you don't know what you're doing, someone else always does.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Meeting, Cell Phone, and City Cop......
Okay so I'm ahead of schedule.....(should have known by that, something would happen) a meeting, the cell phone rings, I'm digging for the phone, all the while approaching an intersection making a right turn, trying to miss the curb, happen chance I look in my rear view and what do my wandering eyes see......a city cop chasing after me:)
Blue lights and all!
Right at the red light for all to see!
Wonder how long he had been behind me?
I scramble for my insurance which billfold did I put that thing in?
Bingo...found it and my license...whew!
Mr. City Cop asks me if I knew my license plate would expire in a day. Sure I knew that. Added bonus...the tags receipts and license plate were laying in the passenger seat. Last time I checked it wasn't a felony to wait until the last day to actually put them on my car:) So, I ask him what I was doing wrong. To which he replied I was doing 55 in a 35. Oh well, I'm so sorry. You see I'm trying to get to a meeting and I needed to be early, and I'm a little nervous about what I'm getting myself into at this meeting, yata, yata, blubber, blubber.
I sit and wait.
For what I thought would be an enormous ticket....for several minutes he had me wait.
Whew.....a warning!
Thank you sir!
I made it to the meeting. On time.
And what a blessing it turned out to be.
What a lesson it taught me......the meeting that is. Warning Ticket was just another speed bump in the road, saying slow down Carrie.....not saying I'm not thankful it was just a warning. 'Cause I am thankful!
But Faith that God is in control....not only in my spiritual life, but he wants it too!
It's not easy. I'm not promised that all my problems will evaporate because I have it. What faith gives me is the endurance needed when a cop comes my way:), when I hear bad news, when the money runs tight, when car breaks down, when sickness comes, when job situations arise. Anything life throws at me, I can face it knowing I have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is my everything. All I need to do is breathe it in and exhale the good news about Him.
Like the good 'ole song says, "I'm trusting, trusting in His word, He promised me a home above, I'm trusting, trusting in His word......"
Ya'll that's all that matters!

1 comment:

K. Tilley said...

Those Rainsville cops will getcha!

I almost hit a cop in the rear-end the other day because he pretty much came to a complete stop in front of me to turn around and chase a car that was speeding.....I thought "you fool!"