Monday, July 10, 2006

The God of traffic jams

So I went out to pick up some Chinese carry-out for dinner, and I get stopped in this humongous traffic back-up on the way home. Right in the middle of evening rush hour. I sit through it and sit through it and finally creep ahead to discover the source of the problem.

A big delivery truck had broken down in the middle of the road and everyone had to go around it. On the back of the broken-down truck that was sitting across two lanes, in large script, was painted: "Dependable Delivery. God ensures your deliverance on time."

Yeah, He did a real bang-up job with His truck today. I wish I had taken a photo.


blahblahblahblahblah said...

His time, not yours, Nancy.

Iron Pol said...

You mean a traffic jam in the DelMarVa area with an actual cause? That IS a miracle.

I spent 7 years in Virginia Beach dealing with traffic jams that generally seemed to have been caused by nothing. Well, nothing other than "Oh dear, a tunnel, slam on your brakes. We won't be able to see the sun for navigation."

Of course, to be fair, most of the drivers in that area aren't from Virginia. They're service members from all over the place.

Shaun said...

I once passed a tractor trailer fire on the NJ turnpike.

On the side of the trailer: "Truckin' for Jesus". I guess Jesus felt like barbecuing that night. :)

TriSaraTops said...

OMG--now THAT'S funny!

nancytoby said...

Shaun, that made me laugh out loud! I prefer to think that God has a wicked sense of humor.

Geek Girl said...

Like Iron Pol, I'm amazed that there even was a cause. More often than not, when there's a major jam in Albuquerque, you wind up speeding up eventually, with no clue as to what slowed everyone down in the first place!