Saturday, October 1, 2011

A True Friend Never Gets in Your Way Unless You Happen To Be Going Down

One evening when a woman was driving home, she noticed a truck driving very close behind her.  She stepped on the gas to put a little distance between them, but when she sped up, the truck did too.  The faster she drove, the faster he drove.

Frightened at being pursued this way, she got off the freeway, but the truck followed her.  She turned up a main street, hoping to lose him in traffic, but he even ran a red light in pursuit.  Finally, near the point of panic, she pulled into a service station and bolted out of her car screaming for help.  She was horrified to see the truck driver spring from his vehicle and run toward her.

But then...not even looking at her, he yanked open the back door of her vehicle and pulled out a man who was hiding on the floor of her back seat.

Her pursuer had not been the real potential for danger in her life!  The truck driver had spotted the man, a convicted rapist, leave a cafe and hide in her car shortly before she returned.  His chase was not an effort to harm her, but to save her, even at the risk of his own life.

We often find true, faithful friends in those who have been close to us for years, but rarely in strangers.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17

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