Skooter reports 11/26/12
The only preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today; this is our food for thought for this week. Here’s our story to explain profoundly the line’s meaning: In McKinney Living, Robert J Duncan tells the story of a pal named Cam, who attended the final performance of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium. When he found himself backstage with a friend, he quickly asked several stars there to sign the only piece of paper he could find. You know what…it was a one-dollar bill and that dollar bill became Cam’s prized possession.
One morning in the very cold winter of 1976-77, Cam left the station where he worked and spotted a young man sitting in an old yellow Dodge. The car was still there the next day, and the next. Cam asked if something was wrong, and the man told him he had arrived in town for a job that didn’t begin for three more days. He had no food and no place to stay. Grudgingly, he asked Cam if he might borrow a dollar. Cam told him he was down to his last dime, but then recalled his Grand Ole Opry dollar. He gave it of his own accord.
The next day, Cam got a job paying $500 for couple of hours’ work. More opportunities began to flow his way. Ultimately, Cam was back on his feet financially. He never again saw the man in the old yellow car. Cam only knew that whoever the man was, and whatever principle was in effect, things happened when he gave his “bottom dollar.”
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself…” Matthew 6:34
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