Sunday, December 15, 2013

Jesus And The Mud Puddle

(You gotta believe a 6 year old)
Howard County Sheriff Jerry Marr got a disturbing call one Saturday afternoon a few months ago. His 6-year-old grandson, Mikey, had been hit by a car while fishing in Greentown with his dad.
The father and son were near a bridge by the Kokomo Reservoir when a woman lost control of her car, slid off the bridge and hit Mikey at a rate of about 50 mph.

Sheriff Marr had seen the results of accidents like this and feared the worst.

When he got to Saint Joseph Hospital, he rushed through the Emergency Room to find Mikey conscious and in fairly good spirits.
'Mikey, what happened ?' Sheriff Marr asked. Mikey replied, 'Well, Papaw, I was fishin' with Dad, and some lady runned me over, I flew into a mud puddle, and broke my fishin' pole and I didn't get to catch no fish!'
As it turned out, the impact propelled Mikey about 500 feet, over a few trees and an embankment and in to the middle of a mud puddle.

His only injuries were to his right femur bone, which had broken in two places.

Mikey had surgery to place pins in his leg. Otherwise the boy is fine.

Since all the boy could talk about was that his fishing pole was broken, the Sheriff went out to Wal-Mart and bought him a new one while he was in surgery
so he could have it when he came out.

The next day the Sheriff sat with Mikey to keep him company in the hospital.

Mikey was enjoying his new fishing pole and talked about when he could go fishing again as he cast into the trash can.

When they were alone Mikey, just as matter-of-fact, said, 'Papaw, did you know Jesus is real?'
'Well,' the Sheriff replied, a little startled..'Yes, Jesus is real to all who believe in him and love him in their hearts.'
'No,' said Mikey. 'I mean Jesus is really real.'
'What do you mean?' asked the Sheriff.
'I know he's real 'cause I saw him,' said Mikey, still casting into the trash can.
'You did?' said the Sheriff.
'Yep,' said Mikey. 'When that lady runned me over and broke my fishing pole, Jesus caught me in his arms and laid me down in the mud puddle.'

            I asked the Lord to bless you
            As I prayed for you today
            To guide you and protect you
            As you go along your way

            His love is always with you
            His promises are true
            And when we give Him all our cares
            You know He will see us through

            So when the road you're traveling on
            Seems difficult at best
            Just remember I'm here praying
            And God will do the rest.

Pass this to people you want God to bless and don't forget to send it back to the one who asked God to bless you first.

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Enlighten Democrats
The Treasury Department announced this week that the government’s shares from the General Motor’s bailout had all been sold off, resulting in a taxpayer loss of $10 billion.
The controversial decision to bailout the American automaker raises the question: What if they had simply filed for bankruptcy as Mitt Romney so astutely suggested?
“Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it, the automakers will stay the course — the suicidal course of declining market shares, insurmountable labor and retiree burdens, technology atrophy, product inferiority and never-ending job losses. Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check,” the former Republican presidential candidate wrote in a highly criticized New York Times op-ed.
The point of his op-ed at the time was largely over looked at the time. Romney was not suggesting that the auto companies disappear, but that they need a fundamental restructure to stay competitive in a now-globalized marketplace.
“The American auto industry is vital to our national interest as an employer and as a hub for manufacturing,” Romney wrote.
“A managed bankruptcy may be the only path to the fundamental restructuring the industry needs. It would permit the companies to shed excess labor, pension and real estate costs.”
Filing for bankruptcy allows companies to restructure their debt and renegotiate union contracts. Airline companies file for bankruptcy regularly because it is the only way to get out of their union agreements.
Instead, the government intervened, using $49.5 billion of taxpayer money, to assist an ailing company. The company is not better off for it. Neither are the American people.
Today, the city of Detroit is filing for bankruptcy, allowing the city to restructure much of the same things that General Motors needed to. There is hope among many that the city will be able to resurge much more organically, rather than living high off of a government bailout.
General Motors is alive today, like the campaign rally chant praised, but in what condition? The government wasn’t even able to break even with their stock price. By anyone’s bet, that’a pretty lousy investment.
“In a managed bankruptcy, the federal government would propel newly competitive and viable automakers, rather than seal their fate with a bailout check,” Romney fortuitously wrote.
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