Life Is Like A Highway
Sunday, March 21, 2007
TEXT: Proverbs 4:26-27, Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.  Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
Isaiah 30:21, And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
ILLUS: How many of you this morning have ever driven on Route 66?
Route 66 was a Federal Highway that opened in the year 1926, passing through 8 states and covering 2,600 miles. It stretched all the way from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angles, California. Often referred to as the Mother Road, Route 66 was lined with motels, road-side cafes and tourist attractions. It became so popular that in October of 1960, they even made a weekly TV series entitled, Route 66, with each episode filmed somewhere along the course of the highway. Unfortunately, as time passed and population growth necessitated larger and faster highways, Route 66 began to be ignored for the super four lane highway. Today, much of the original route is closed. The portions of the highway that are still used are worn and in disrepair, filled with potholes and weeds.
ILLUS: The following are a few people who share some their nostalgic memories of old, Route 66...
This one comes from someone who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
"Lived in Vinita, Oklahoma, 1942 to 1950. Worked in gas stations on old 66. $1 worth of gas got your windshield washed, oil, water, tires checked, and sometimes a set of free ice tea glasses."
The next one is from N. Richland Hills, Texas.
"At age five when living in McLean, Texas, I stopped at the Phillips 66 station to get a drink from the water hose out front. I had done this many times before. This time, a wasp was in the hose getting a drink. He stung me on the tongue and my conversation was muddled for about a month."
Finally, from Callahan ...
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