There was a young man named Bud who spent two years working in the oil fields of New Mexico in order to earn enough money for college. One winter day, when he was ninety-feet up on a derrick, Bud slipped on some ice that had formed on the platform. As he fell toward the ground, his safety rope took hold. Can you picture what a harrowing scene it must have been with the young man dangling precariously in the air, helplessly waiting to be rescued? Recalling the incident some time later, Bud could not stop repeating how grateful he was to God for saving him. He said he learned from the experience that he could trust God to watch over him. A friend who was listening attentively to his story asked, Did you ever fall again? Bud quickly replied, No. After that experience I always took a hatchet and some sand with me up to the platform. I would chop the ice away and then…
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