Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Smuggler


Juan comes up to the U.S. - Mexican border on his bicycle. He's got two large bags over his shoulders. The guard stops him and says, "What's in the bags?" "Sand," answers Juan. The guard says, "We'll just see about that - get off the bike!" The guard takes the bags and rips them apart; he empties them out and finds nothing in them but sand. He detains Juan overnight and has the sand analyzed, only to discover that there is nothing but pure sand in the bags. The guard releases Juan, puts the sand into new bags, hefts them onto the man's shoulders, and lets him cross the border. A week later, the same thing happens. Again, nothing is found in the sand. The entire sequence of events repeats every week for a year. The guard never finds anything illegal. Then, one day, the guard catches a friend of Juan trying to bring illegal products into the U.S.Seeing his chance, he tells the smuggler, "You are facing a stiff prison term. I will let you go if you tell me what your friend Juan is up to."Relunctantly, the suspect answers, "Juan is smuggling bicycles."

TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE: (Encouraging truth as we begin a New Year)
"For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:5-7 NAS

Why did the doctor go to work for the phone company?
He wanted to be an operator.

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