by Daniel Rodgers

Good Intentions Are Not Always Good Enough
Dan Rodgers

HUMOR: Here's a story that really has not one thing to do with my message, but I thought you might like it.

A man, excited to share his story, tells us the following...

"I recently had a near death experience that has changed me forever. It happened the other day when I went horseback riding. Everything was going fine until the horse started bouncing out of control. I tried with all my might to hang on, but was quickly thrown off.
Just when things could not possibly get worse, my foot got caught in the stirrup as I was being thrown off. Because this happened, I fell head first to the ground. My head continued to bounce harder and harder, because my foot was still caught in the stirrup, and the horse did not stop or even slow down. Just as I was giving up hope and losing consciousness, the Wal-Mart manager came out and unplugged the horse ride."1
TEXT: II Samuel 6:1-11

ILLUS: When I was 17 years old, I bought a 1949 Chevrolet from one of my father's friends. I paid $125 for it. It was a beautiful car and had been well-taken care of. Of course, being a teenager, I felt all cars were to be driven with enthusiasm (if you know what I mean).
It wasn't long until my enthusiasm caused a rod to start knocking in the engine. I took the car to a mechanic to see what it would cost to fix it. It was more than I could afford, so I decided to fix it myself. Of course, I had never put a new connecting rod in a car before, but I felt I could do it.

I got out the Chilton's Auto Repair Manual and read all about installing a new rod in my 1949 Chevrolet. The mechanic had told me which one was bad, so I went down to the parts house and bought the appropriate part.

I took the engine all apart, carefully laying each piece out on an old blanket, on the front lawn. I installed the new connecting rod, cleaned all the parts and put it back together.

Can you believe it? That thing started the first t ...

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