Several years ago a
preacher moved to Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he
had occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown
area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had
accidentally given him a quarter too much
As he considered what to do, he thought to
himself, you better give the quarter back. It would be wrong
to keep it. Then he thought, "Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter.
Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway the bus company
already gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a
gift from God and keep quiet."
When his stop came,
he paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the quarter to the
driver and said, "Here, you gave me too much
The driver with a smile, replied,
"Aren't you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking lately
about going to worship somewhere. I just wanted to see what you
would do if I gave you too much change."
When my friend
stepped off the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole,
and held on, and said, "O God, I almost sold your Son for a
Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever
- Author Unknown
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