Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46
A man ran furiously along the dock to the ferry boat slip. He made a tremendous jump over twelve feet of water and landed with a painful crash on the deck of the ferry. As he lay there rubbing his injured leg, one of the deckhands went to his side, took him by the arm, helped him up and said, “You didn’t have to do that, buddy. The boat wasn’t going out, it was coming in.”
A person looks at his or her watch and says, “Well, I have to run.” Oftentimes it seems like everybody’s running somewhere — to work, to lunch, to the bank, to the elevator, to the airport to a vacation spot, to a sports arena, even to Church on a Sunday morning. Drive onto any highway at commuter time or walk along any big city sidewalk at high noon and it seems like everyone is chasing some elusive, high-speed butterfly, or a ferry boat that’s pulling out of its…
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