Monday, April 19, 2010


How important is it to be on track, to be in the right place at the right time? Very important! A friend of mine has often said; "The wrong road never does become the right road." You need to be where you are supposed to be.

My mother's family owned a railroad in South Carolina. Before you assume I come from money realize that our R.R. was only 4 miles long, went forwards to Due West and backwards to Donalds. My grandfather went to the big RR conventions and once told the owner of Southern Railway, who had many miles of track, "Your RR may be longer but mine is just as wide". Once a cow got on my grandfather's track, but the loud high pitched whistle couldn't chase him off in time. Naturally the farmer complained to my grandfather about the loss of his cow who in turn chewed out the engineer. Ole Charley Hawthorne, the engineer, responded very apologetically but then said to my grandfather, "But Mr. Bob, I didn't chase that cow down through the woods and run over him!".

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can cost us a lot. The moral of the story is if the cow hadn't been on the track he wouldn't have gotten hit. He may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, but we need to be in the right place at the right time so that the good thing we are supposed to find will find us!

1 comment:

  1. I just witnessed the horrible outcome of a wreck at the junction of US 21 and SC Highway 12, this evening.I believe nobody died.Praise God! The driver of one of the vehicle was trapped inside and had to be rescued out.I got delayed by reading your blog and writing about the importance of not being in the wrong place at the wrong time.The question is would I have been killed in this wreck if I had not been led by the Holy Spirit to read your important massage and then write about it? Because the wreck happened about 10 minutes or so before I got there.The Lord said that He was showing me the "Tangible Evidence" of your massage.Praise the Lord!