Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 194
…Now back to the regularly scheduled narrative…
On Tuesday March 13th 1951 the Billy Graham Telephone Prayer Switchboard is lit up like a Christmas tree. Partially due to the powerful message delivered and the foresight of young Goldwyn, compassionate operators have been made available, to dispense encouraging words for thee distinct types of people:
- Their power went out, hence no alarm and late for work
- Post crusade indigestion brought on by anxiety caused by awful dreams
- The objectionable combination of raucous kids and rebellious pets or rebellious kids and raucous pets.
And believe it or not, those are the lucky ones of whom were at one of the first two events (Sat.-Sun.).
…But the car ride
…But the bus trip
…But the airplane flight home
…No buts about it… were a disaster.
Starting as cold rain, leading to freezing fog morphing into freezing rain, weather related accidents, injuries and even deaths are directly attributed to the hazardous driving. Electric trolley lines are snapped by the weight of the ice. Public transit buses crawl along at a snail’s pace. The two major airports are shuttered until the warmth of the morning sun can melt away the hoarfrost.
But God does not abandon His faithful children. Once upon a similar midnight weary, on the heels of the Devil’s dark dare, He (God) took everything away from his faithful servant Job, to test Job’s faith and resolve. And only after Job had lost his possessions, his family, his health (without renouncing his faith in God), was that Royal Wager won and Job’s life was restored; all those blessings and a thousand times more.
As will He restore these recently converted and very inconvenienced in the “Town Without Pity”.
And to be sure, any blow dealt to Pentateuch will be swift and the accompanying drop precipitous.