This morning I drove my normal route to work, I got caught by a train, and I mean the arms went down AS I drove up to it, I was the first in line. I decided to be adventurous and took a short cut, to catch the end of the train earlier. I got to the next crossing, the LAST rail car was in front of me, and the damn train stopped. I thought, Great. Then, the damn thing started to BACK UP!!!! And as it was backing up, it was SLOWING DOWN! Yes, it backed all the way up, back down the track. The cars at the other end of the train made it over the tracks before me. I guess God was teaching me a lesson in patience. I hate those lessons. They tick me off.
Dear God, I think I have enough patience AND character by now. Thanks, though. Amen.