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He is always there

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GORRILLA, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. GORRILLA

    GORRILLA 1/2 ton status

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    > > >
    > > > > > Subject: God is always there!
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Stop telling God how big your storm is.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Instead tell your storm how big your GOD is!
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > > In Phoenix, Arizona, a 26-year-old mother stared
    > > > > >
    > > > > > down at her 6 year old son, who was dying of
    > > > > >
    > > > > > terminal leukemia. Although her heart was filled
    > > > > >
    > > > > > with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of
    > > > > >
    > > > > > determination. Like any parent, she wanted her
    > > > > >
    > > > > > son to grow up and fulfill all his dreams. Now
    > > > > >
    > > > > > that was no longer possible..
    > > > > >
    > > > > > The leukemia would see to that. But she still
    > > > > >
    > > > > > wanted her son's dreams to come true. She took
    > > > > >
    > > > > > her son's hand and asked, "Billy, did you ever
    > > > > >
    > > > > > think about what you wanted to be once you grew
    > > > > >
    > > > > > up? Did you ever dream and wish what you would do
    > > > > >
    > > > > > with your life?"
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Mommy, "I always wanted to be a fireman when I
    grew up."
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Mom smiled back and said, "Let's see if we can
    > > > > >
    > > > > > make your wish come true."
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Later that day she went to her local fire
    > > > > >
    > > > > > department in Phoenix, Arizona, where she met
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    > > > > > Fireman Bob, who had a heart as big as Phoenix.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > She explained her son's final wish and asked if
    > > > > >
    > > > > > it might be possible to give her six-year-old son
    > > > > >
    > > > > > a ride around the block on a fire engine.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Fireman Bob said, "Look, we can do better than
    > > > > >
    > > > > > that. If you'll have your son ready at seven
    > > > > >
    > > > > > o'clock Wednesday morning, we'll make him an
    > > > > >
    > > > > > honorary fireman for the whole day. He can come
    > > > > >
    > > > > > down to the fire station, eat with us, go out on
    > > > > >
    > > > > > all the fire calls, the whole nine yards! And if
    > > > > >
    > > > > > you'll give us ! his sizes, we'll get a real fire
    > > > > >
    > > > > > uniform for him, with a real fire hat-not a toy
    > > > > >
    > > > > > one-with the emblem of the Phoenix Fire
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Department on it, a yellow slicker like we wear
    > > > > >
    > > > > > and rubber boots. They're all manufactured right
    > > > > >
    > > > > > here in Phoenix, so we can get them fast."
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Three days later Fireman Bob picked up Billy,
    > > > > >
    > > > > > dressed him in his fire uniform and escorted him
    > > > > >
    > > > > > from his hospital bed to the waiting hook and
    > > > > >
    > > > > > ladder truck. Billy got to sit on the back of the
    > > > > >
    > > > > > truck and help steer it back to the fire station.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > He was in heaven. There were three fire calls in
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Phoenix that day and Billy got to go out on all
    > > > > >
    > > > > > three calls. He rode in the different fire
    > > > > >
    > > > > > engines, the paramedic's van, and even the fire chief's
    car.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > He was also videotaped for the local news
    > > > > >
    > > > > > program. Having his dream come true, with all the
    > > > > >
    > > > > > love and attention that was lavished upon him, so
    > > > > >
    > > > > > deeply touched Billy that he lived three months
    > > > > >
    > > > > > longer than any doctor thought possible.
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > > One night all of his vital signs began to drop
    > > > > >
    > > > > > dramatically and the head nurse, who believed in
    > > > > >
    > > > > > the hospice concept that no one should die alone,
    > > > > >
    > > > > > began to call the family members to the hospital.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Then she remembered the day Billy had spent as a
    > > > > >
    > > > > > fireman, so she called the Fire Chief and asked
    > > > > >
    > > > > > if it would be possible to send a fireman in
    > > > > >
    > > > > > uniform to the hospital to be with Billy as he
    > > > > >
    > > > > > made his transition.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > The chief replied, "We cando better than that.
    > > > > > We'll be there in five minutes.
    > > > > > Will you please do me a favor?
    > > > > >
    > > > > > When you hear the sirens screaming and see the
    > > > > > lights flashing, will you announce over the PA
    > > > > > system that there is not a fire? It's just the
    > > > > > fire department coming to see one of its finest
    > > > > > members one more time.
    > > > > > And will you open the window to his room?
    > > > > >
    > > > > > About five minutes later a hook and ladder truck
    > > > > > arrived at the hospital and extended its ladder
    > > > > > up to Billy's third floor open window
    > > > > > 16 firefighters climbed up the ladder into
    > > > > > Billy's room.
    > > > > > With his mother's permission, they
    > > > > > hugged him and held him and told him how much
    > > > > > they loved him.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > With his dying breath, Billy
    > > > > > looked up at the fire chief and said,
    > > > > > "Chief, amI really a fireman now?"
    > > > > >
    > > > > > "Billy, you are, and the Head Chief, Jesus, is
    holding your hand,"
    > > > > > the chief said.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > With those words, Billy smiled and said,
    > > > > >
    > > > > > "I know, He's been holding my hand all day, and
    the angels have
    been
    > > > > > singing.."
    > > > > >
    > > > > > He closed his eyes one last time.
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
     
  2. Stickseler

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  3. Resurrection_Joe

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    I think I remeber that from one of those Chicken Soup books

    Doesn't sound like a diety to me, just a bunch of great guys

    Don't look for greatness in your god, look for greatness in your fellow man

    Now it have been cool if Jesus appeared and took hiom for a Motorcycle ride in there somewhere
     

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