Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thoughts from Jimmy Wayne Cox and myself

I was on Facebook this morning when I can across this from Jimmy Wayne Cox and I wanted to share it with you.  “When I was in high school I was involved in an auto accident. I remember the oncoming lights, I remember no pain. I could have opened my eyes in heaven; instead I opened my eyes looking at an emergency room floor with blood dripping. Praise God my injuries were minor. I was told later that after the accident I was found under the car that hit us. Yes I have "Guardian Angles" working to protect me!”

I was watching a fishing show as I read this from Jimmy, and the guy landing a fish at the moment I read this was saying “please God, please don’t come off.”  Not to be cynical but I wondered to myself is that just a saying or does he really believe that, does he believe in God?  Now as Christians we are not to judge others that’s reserved for God himself. I know I have said please God keep that fish on when I’m fighting a fish to the boat.  But I truly believe that God can do that if he is willing.  Sometimes after I say it, I think about the fact that in the grand scheme of things does it matter to God if I land that fish or not.  I truly believe that God cares for us and wants the best for us, but does me landing a fish or not really affect my well being?  I would have to say no.

But when I read something like I did from Jimmy, I stop and think about all the situations in my own life that God has cared for me.  I have some great kids, an awesome wife and a good life.  Like Jimmy I have been in car accidents that I don’t know how I survived, in my mind there have been a few times I should have been dead and now looking back I know the Lord had something planned for me.

Once again I need to share something else Jimmy Wayne Cox shared on Facebook which I feel sums this all up, “GOD'S  SALVATION, MERCY, GRACE, PROTECTION, LOVE-That's who I am-That's why I am.”  Thanks Jimmy for what you shared on Facebook.


  1. Yes I have "Guardian Angles" working to protect me!

    I think I struggle with this one intellectually and tend to view this kind of an attitude as something akin to an irrational superstition. I think for Christian's it is true "To live is Christ, to die is gain." So when "protected" from death in reality you actually have only been prevented and postponed from the ultimate blessing.

    It may very well be that your loved one's are protected from great suffering and grief at least for a time. But fate can and may doom them and you to an even worse fate and greater suffering. Peter was "protected" from death many times only to be agonizingly crucified. What if you get Alzeheimers or multiple sclorosis or one of the more terrible forms of cancer?

    Who is to know ultimately if it's for the better or worse?

  2. Thank you for sharing. Yes Gods greatest gift is eternal life. The true blessing of being a Christian is knowing that when we die we get to spend eternity with the Lord.
    But I thank God for sparing my life and allowing me to share my thoughts about him and fishing.