Why Does The Bottom Sometimes Fall Out Of Life?
Ken D. Trivette
I Peter 1:6-9
1. There are times when it seem like everything goes wrong and the bottom falls out of life.
2. I read about a man stopped by a policeman for driving without a taillight. The driver became quite distressed. "Don't take it so hard," consoled the officer, "it's a minor offense." "That's not the point," replied the troubled driver. "What worries me is what's happened to my wife and my trailer?" (I think you would agree with me things were not going so well for that poor fellow.)
3. I think the classic story of things not going well is the one that was told in a response to an insurance company:
"I am writing in response to your request for additional information. In block #3 of the accident form, I put "trying to do the job alone" as the cause of my accident. You said in your letter that I should explain more fully, and I trust that the following details will be sufficient.
I am a bricklayer by trade. On the date of the accident I was working alone on the top of a new six story building. When I completed my work, I found that I had about 500 pounds of brick left over. Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley which fortunately was attached to the side of the building at the 6th floor. Securing the rope at ground level, I went up to the roof, swung the barrel out, and loaded the bricks into it.
Then I went back to the ground and untied the rope, holding it tightly to insure a slow descent of the 500 pounds of brick. You will note in block #11 of the accident report that I weigh 135 pounds. But to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a rather rapid rate up the side of the building. In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming down. This explains the fractured skull, and broken collar one ...
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