Needing some clothes cleaned in a hurry, a man searched this small Georgia town in which he was visiting until he found a sign which read: “Cleaning and Pressing, 24-Hour Service.”
After explaining his needs, he said, “I’ll be back for my suit tomorrow.”
“Won’t be ready till Saturday,” replied the proprietor.
“But I thought you had 24-hour service,” the customer protested.
“We do, son,” the proprietor said reproachfully. “But we only work eight hours a day. Today’s Thursday – eight hours today, eight hours Friday, eight on Saturday. That’s 24-hour service.”
I am having an out-of-money experience.
Thought for the day
“Having put him to sleep on her lap, she called a man to shave off the seven braids of his hair … and so his strength left him. Then she called, `Samson, the Philistines are upon you.’ He awoke from his sleep and thought `I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.’ But he did not know that the Lord had left him.” (Judges 16:19-20 NIV)
“He did not know the Lord had left him.” That is one of the most tragic statements in the Bible. He was unaware of what was happening; how his lifestyle was perpetually weakening him little by little. It was a gradual process. He had assumed he would always be strong.
Nobody ever plans to be a failure. It just comes on gradually. Nobody says, “I’m going to be a drug addict” or “I want to break up my marriage” or “I think I’ll destroy my health.” But it starts with one little thing and builds and builds until the point that one day we wake up and say, “What happened? This isn’t living for God.”