Great Curiosities --- Only In America!
Only in America --- can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance!
Only in America --- are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink!
Only in America --- do drugstores make sick people walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions!
Only in America --- do people order double-cheese burgers, a large order of fries, and a Diet Coke!
Only in America --- do banks leave their vault doors open during business hours, but they chain the pens to the counters!
Only in America --- do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and leave useless junk in the garage!
Only in America --- do we use answering machines to screen our telephone calls and then use call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place!
Only in America --- do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight!
Only in America --- do we use the word "politics" to describe the process so well: "Poli" in Latin meaning"many" and "tics" meaning "bloodsucking creatures!"
Only in America --- do we have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering!
These humorous and thought-provoking curiosities above point out that there truly IS a very odd and eccentric side of life for us Americans. We just don't seem to be consistent, and these inconsistencies serve to make us interesting. Someone once said that the only consistent thing you can say about Americans is that we are inconsistent! We ARE a curious people.
For those of us who are Christians, we find that God has also given us what appear to be curious instructions for life. These point out the difference between the values of Almighty God and those of the world. They show clearly the difference between living His way and living the world's way!
Take a look at the following verses. Are God's values and views prominent in YOUR life? To what degree are YOUR values, ethics, and lifestyle different from the world's?
1. Matthew 19:30 - "But many that are first shall be last, and the last shall be first."
2. Matthew 23:11-12 - "But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant, and whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted."
3. Matthew 11:28-30 - "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
God bless you as you experience these this week!