Last Monday I bought a bed...mattress and box spring (homemade version). I also bought some plywood and paid a friend to haul them to Pasbwadom for me. I neglected to tie down the mattress. It was lower than the cab of the truck, and I figured there is no way it could lift up en route. As we sped down the road, I kept glancing back. It was there, not moving at all. Two phrases later, it was gone. We turned around and drove back as I prayed that no harm befall any person for my negligence. Not only was no one harmed, some one got a free mattress. As we asked people along the road if they happened to see a mattress anywhere, they all said no. Not only had the mattress grown wings to fly out of the truck, it apparently also grew legs in order to run away. :( I am thankful that I lost the mattress...as opposed to someone else losing something much more valuable than that.
And then, I rediscovered and old hymn this last week. LORD SPEAK TO ME THAT I MAY SPEAK. The third verse is about teaching. One of the phrases of the prayer is WING MY WORDS. The writer is asking God to make his words effective in the lives of others. It is my prayer that God wing my words as well.
"OH! TEACH ME, LORD, THAT I MAY TEACH THE PRECIOUS THINGS WHICH YOU IMPART
AND WING MY WORDS THAT THEY MAY REACH THE HIDDEN DEPTHS OF MANY A HEART."
Missionary in Haiti.