A Tree In The Road
By Joseph J. Mazzella • January 5, 2021
The mountains where I live are full of turning, twisting, narrow, curvy roads. I was driving down one of those roads last Spring. Days of on and off rain had made the ground muddy and hillsides mushy. As I rounded a curve I saw that the weakened soil had released a tree on the hill by the road. It was now laying on the asphalt blocking my lane. I hit the brakes and slowly drove around it. Then I stopped. I knew it was only a matter of time before someone driving faster than I was would crash into that tree.
I got out of my car and tried to pull the tree into the ditch but it was much too big and heavy. I didn’t know what to do but God in His wisdom and humor had other plans. Thirty seconds later a white pickup truck appeared and pulled over. Out stepped a bearded young man. “You need a chainsaw?”, he asked. I said, “Yes!” and he pulled one out of the back of his truck. For the next few minutes he cut the tree into movable chunks while I carried them across the road and dumped them over the guardrail on the other side. “You never know when you will need a chainsaw.”, I joked while my new found friend smiled and put his saw back in the truck. I waved goodbye and watched him drive off before heading back to my own car.
As I drove away I pondered how God had put us both in just the right spot at just the right time. I felt happy knowing that I was able to help prevent an accident and sent a joyful “Thank You!” to God as the rain finally stopped and the sun broke through the clouds.
In this life you never know when you will need a chainsaw. You do know, however, when you will need a kind and loving heart. And that is each and every day. God is always seeking our help to make this world a better, safer, and more loving place. It is up to us to answer the call. Open your heart then. Be ready, willing, and able. Fill your life with a million acts of kindness. Fill your days with countless moments of love. Help God to help this world today, tomorrow, and forever!
The Kelce Brothers Dropped A New Christmas Song And It's An Instant Hit
Tasmanian Woman's Unusual Excuse For Missing Work Leaves Bosses In Stitches
Wife Makes Husband Return Orange Juice, Wins $315M Lottery With $2 He Saved
The Grinch Crashed A Doggy Daycare - And The Dogs Were Not Having It
Kraft Sent A Giant Jar of MOIST Mayo To Merriam-Webster
Ed Sheeran Overhears Girl In Audience Harmonizing With Him, So He Brings Her On Stage
Father Comes Home From Afghanistan To Surprise His Son Before His Game
Alligator Named 'Darth Gator' Only Comes To Its Caretaker When His Own Music Is Played
Extremely Affectionate Shelter Cat Gets A Home
Couple Can't Stop Laughing At 'Ubark' Driver