Things Save Life
After Sept. 11th, one company invited the remaining
members of other companies who had been decimated by the attack on the
Twin Towers to share their available office
space. At a morning meeting they told
stories of why these people were alive..... and all the stories were
just: L I T T L E things.
The head of a company got in late that day because
his son just started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to
bring the donuts to work.
One woman was late because her alarm clock didn't go
off on time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ
turnpike - because of an auto accident.
One of guys missed his bus.
One lady spilled food on her clothes and had to take
time to change.
One's car wouldn't start.
One went back to answer the telephone.
One had a child that dawdled and didn't get ready as
soon as he should have.
One couldn't get a taxi.
The list goes on and on with hundreds of
stories like these.
One that struck me was the man who put on
a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work
but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He
stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive
Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn
back to answer a ringing telephone - all the little things that annoy
me - I think to myself, this is exactly where God wants me to be at
this very moment.
Next time your morning seems to be going wrong, the
children are slow getting dressed, you can't seem to find the car keys,
you hit every traffic light, don't get mad or frustrated. God is
at work watching over you.
If God continues to bless you with all those annoying
little things, may you remember their possible purpose.