PeteWritten by Harry Curry on Jan 24, 2014 in - No Comments
It was 18 degrees. That is where the story started. When we arrived for prayer breakfast on Wednesday morning there was a van sitting in the parking lot. The back passenger’s side tire was blown out and shredded. Someone had obviously had a flat tire the night before and it was just too cold to deal with it. So, they left it sitting in our parking lot.
After prayer, and a great breakfast at the Diner, the van was still there. Some of our guys headed off to a leadership meeting and three others lingered to fellowship and just be together. The Lord’s timing is wonderful! At about 10:15 a spry and energetic 75 year old black man came into the foyer. His name was Pete. He was a retired Chrysler employee who had lived in Kentucky for 3 years. And a devoted Christian that led a bible study at a local retirement center. He was also the owner of the Ford van with a flat tire.
Three much younger men quickly took off the old tire, went to get a replacement and changed the tire. Pete and I got acquainted as he waited in the warmth of our foyer. Here are his words: “They surrounded me like bees.” But, I loved his closing comment most of all. He said, “It is a good thing I wasn’t crippled or they would have carried me.” That is what I love about our church.