Bumps (From Ohio Death Row)
By Vernon Brown, Prisonersolidarity.org
April 17, 2007
are times in life when we are given "divine messages."
When we've traveled on a beaten path, these messages come in many
different forms - through words, actions, and images--sometimes
all at once. We tend to look past the calling, to ignore it, or
not recognize it, because we're going too fast. Doing too much.
We may hear, but we don't listen. We seek with impure motives.
really stops at a stop sign? Most of us only slow down. If life
were truly like a dance, we could cut off the music, or put on tunes
fashioned to our taste. Some of us would still dance too fast. No
seems that, in life, we only go too fast. Speeding through episodes.
Snatching all we can on the way. The words, actions, and images
fly by in a blur. Do we see? Do we want to?
those of us who can't see, or don't want to see, God has "Speed
Bumps." Ever speed over one of those? Didn't speed over anymore,
bumps" vary in size. Some are small, but they still get our
attention. Others are large and may cause major damage, shaking
us like a pit bull does its adversary once its jaws are locked on.
had those small "Speed Bumps" thrown in my path. Kept
going. Then, that large speed bump was put out on the road.
current episode is that "Speed Bump". Impure motives no
longer drive me. I now walk slowly, and am proud to walk.
For my walk is with the Lord. Amen
Vernon Brown 482-002
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd
Youngstown OH 44505