BBC Radio Leicester
Thought for the Day broadcast 11 May 2005
© John Denney 22 February 2006
Just call on me
Red, red and amber, green.† At least, thatís whatís supposed to happen.† It didnít last night.† Thereís some road works at a T junction near where I live, and the chaps digging the hole are entitled to a home life, so they went home at the end of a long day leaning on their shovels.
Something went wrong with the temporary traffic lights they left behind.† And they went red in all three directions.† I got caught up at the back of one of the resultant queues.† Before long, some bold drivers did a three point turn and went back whence they came.† Others decided that using their car horn would make the traffic lights change.† I can assure you it didnít.† A few courageous souls simply pulled out of the queue and drove through the red lights.† Two of them met at the junction and there was a crunching noise and a lot of shouting.† Still it passed the time.
Meanwhile, I phoned the Police Headquarters at Enderby, and in a few minutes, the police arrived and took control of the situation, switched the lights off, and directed us through the junction.
Simple really.† All I had to do was give the people who could sort it out a call, explain the problem, and before long, the situation was dealt with.
Itís a bit like prayer, really.† If thereís a problem, ask God.† He made us a promise.† Ask and you'll get; seek and you'll find; knock and the door will open.† Oh, and you donít need a mobile phone, and you donít need an appointment.
 Luke 11:9 MSG