God's Word for today

Monday, 25 February 2008

It's a jungle out there!

I have written previously on this blog about Dion Forster meeting a 4 x 4 by accident while riding home on his beloved Vespa a couple of weeks ago. However, I'm happy to report that judging by the recent entries on his blog, he is on the mend - although given his energy, being stuck in a cast must be SO frustrating!

This past Saturday I was very close to meeting the same fate that Dion has as I was riding home from a Pastoral Commission meeting on my trusty little Vuka. Suddenly, shortly after I turned into Barry Hertzog road in Linden, my very small mirrors were suddenly filled with a very large Pajero flashing its very bright lights at me.

Since I was barrelling along at 80 (the fastest speed I can wring out of the poor thing) in an attempt to get away from this beast, the road is in a 60 zone, and there was another car next to me in the inside lane, I don't know where this cretin was expecting me to go.

Once he had passed me (in the face of oncoming traffic), his mate in the passenger seat then started waving his sjambok out the window, so I decided that discretion would be the better part of valour and hung back as far as possible.

Still - whip lashes across my face would have made for an interesting sermon illustration on Sunday...

1 comment:

digitaldion (Dion Forster) said...

Hi S,

I am so pleased that you are OK.

Thanks so much for your prayers and concern for me, my beloved Mertyl (the old Vespa!), and my Mac!

I am so pleased to say that I feel very well today! It seems that this set of antibiotics is doing the trick with the infection. The leg itself is also getting much stronger - I hope to have the last of the stitches removed next week.

The great news, as you would have seen on my blog, is that my Vespa is already on the road to wholeness herself! Young Paul Oosthuizen (one of our colleagues, a student minister here at JWC) came and fetched her and drove her [!] to Uncle Regie (a loyal local Methodist who owns KR and Sons panelbeaters) for her to be bent back into shape and resprayed!!! Praise God!

I also took delivery of my replacement Macbook Pro yesterday (the insurance company was efficient, gracious, and very helpful). So, life is returning to normal slowly but surely.

Thanks again for your care, friendship, and concern.

I trust that all is going well with your candidature!? I saw your note about your Methodism essay... Please do your best with this (it is a momentary sacrifice), BUT, also remember to cultivate the good habits that will carry you and your wonderful family through years of pressure and demands in ministry.

I'll be praying for you.

Rich blessing,