Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bicycle Stolen; World To End

© Stan Spire 2009

Every Friday the Plattsburgh daily (news)paper, the BCL (Bird Cage Liner), has a section devoted to religion. This includes a small advertorial by a local pastor, Reverend Fry (or Fried, as I prefer). He takes a news item about an incident – usually a crime – and ties it in with Biblical verse.

Yesterday he talked about a woman in her eighties who kept a bicycle since he was 17. It was a classic old bike, big fenders and a metal basket. She took it out one day in her Maine hometown and peddled over to visit a friend in a nursing home.

But during her visit the 66-year old bike was stolen. The police are still looking for the thief.

So how does this tie in with Biblical prophecy? Reverend Fried quotes Timothy 3:1-2: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous…”

So the police better find that bike or Armageddon is on the way.

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