Genesis 12:1?3 (1)

William “Speedy” Morris got his nickname because he was the slowest kid in his neighborhood.  This didn’t diminish his love for sports – especially basketball.  He started out coaching St. John the Baptist Catholic Schools CYO varsity team.  Eventually he became the basketball coach for LaSalle University where he led the Explorers to four NCAA tournament appearances. During his 60 years as a head coach he had 1,222 wins and 475 losses.

It was while he was a LaSalle that he was shaving one morning.  His wife called up the stairs to say that he was wanted on the phone by someone from Sports Illustrated magazine.  He was so excited about what this might mean that he nicked himself with the razor.  He ran down the hall with a mixture of blood and shaving cream on his face. Heading quickly down the stairs he tripped near the bottom and fell the rest of the way to the landing.  Limping and in pain he picked up the phone.  The voice on the other end said, “For just a dollar an issue you can get a one year trial subscription to Sport’s Illustrated.”

Things are not always as they seem.  Gullibility and greed can at times bring us to trust the untrustworthy.  But there is One that will never lead us astray, never give us bad advice, or leave us in a lurch.   Wise advice is given in Proverbs 3:5 where we are told to “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

By Dr. Gayle Woods

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