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Rapper Layzie Bone Saves Life on the Road

Help Preparation Vigilance

Source: “Famous Hip-Hop Artist Helps Assist Man In Diabetic Shock In Wyoming” by Wendi Lane, posted KCWY13.com, May 19, 2015

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-05-20

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ILLUSTRATION

Steven "Layzie Bone" Howse—a famous Hip-Hop artist with the Grammy award winning, multi-platinum band Bone Thugs-n-Harmony—was driving through Wyoming on the way to a concert to promote his new album PERFECT TIMING, when out of nowhere a car came careening toward him.

“He went from one side of the road to the other side of the road, left, right, left, right and a quarter mile up, oncoming traffic was coming, so you know we were screaming we were scared for him.” The car narrowly missed several vehicles before spinning out and coming to a stop right in front of Layzie’s car.

He and other witnesses, sure that they would find evidence of alcohol or drugs, rushed to the vehicle to see if they could help. What they found was a man incoherently babbling with no smell of alcohol on his breath nor evidence of any in the car. It didn’t take long for them to come to the conclusion that this was possibly some kind of blood sugar issue.

Layzie quickly ran to his car and fetched fruit and chocolate which he was carrying as road snacks. He began frantically feeding the man, helping to stabilize his blood sugar until paramedics could arrive.

So what did the PERFECT TIMING rapper have to say about his efforts? “I guess I was in the right place at the right time to be of some assistance.”

APPLICATION

Quick thinking, a little preparedness, and a willingness to respond were all it took for Layzie Bone to save a life. Are you ready and willing to do the same as God presents you with opportunities to make a difference in the life of another—maybe even a complete stranger?

Spiritually and physically needy people are all around us. We are in the “right place at the right time” more than we care to acknowledge. All that’s lacking is a little quick thinking, a little preparedness, and a willingness to respond.

"Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others" (1 Timothy 6:17-18).

No Help From the Helpline

Help Prayer God's Accessibility

Source: THE WASHINGTON TIMES, “IRS Help Line Sets Low Bar for Service,” Thursday, January 7, 2010

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2011-01-07

Scripture: Psalms 46:1 ; Romans 10:13

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ILLUSTRATION

If you’re looking for answers or help with your taxes, you may not want to look to the IRS for help.  In 2001, 37% of the 80 million calls to the IRS were unanswered.  Of those that were answered, 47% were given incorrect information (US News & World Report, 4/16/01).  Things improved somewhat over the next several years, with the agency reaching a high of 87% answered calls in 2004.  But with recent changes in the tax code and multiple temporary tax incentives to help boost the economy, that number is once again expected to waiver. 

THE WASHINGTON TIMES reports, ”Three out of ten people who call the toll-free help line this 2010 tax season won't get through to a human being - and that's if the agency meets its goals to service 71%. Callers lucky enough to reach a representative will have to wait on hold an average of nearly 12 minutes, a level of service deemed unacceptable in a report issued Wednesday by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson.”  

APPLICATION

While the US Government, and the IRS in particular, may at times think they have the power of God, clearly, they fall short of His care. Thankfully, we will never receive a response “deemed unacceptable” when crying out for help from God Himself. 

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging” (Psalms 46:1-3).

"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved" (Romans 10:13).

The Importance of Every Member of the Church

Spiritual Gifts Holy Spirit Church/Body of Christ

Contributed By: Joe Chebat | Date Posted: 2019-03-06

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12 ; Romans 12:4

Author: Joe Chebat
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ILLUSTRATION

Have you ever experienced the performance of a world-class symphony? I don't mean listening to music through tiny white earbuds, or even your fancy home theater system.  That would be listening to the music. I'm talking about experiencing it!

There is a major difference between listening to a recording of Mozart and experiencing it live at the symphony hall. The notes may be the same, but our awareness of the conductor and each of the members of the orchestra, and the distinct movements and sounds of various instruments is completely lost when we only hear a recording of the sounds. There is something about seeing the music created before our eyes that results in a sense of wonder and exhilaration. Rather than thinking of the music as a technically satisfying product, we experience it as a profoundly incredible work of art.

I took my wife to the Pacific Symphony for a Christmas concert last year. Famous songs I had heard hundreds of times before came to life as I watched the 50-piece orchestra create the melodic sounds of Silent Night and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. It was amazing to pan across the stage and see each of these unique and gifted musicians, playing individual notes on their instruments that resulted in this incredible symphony of sounds that filled the concert hall.

When they did Sleigh Ride and they got to the second verse where you hear the “Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up let’s go. Let’s look at the show. We’re riding in a wonderland of snow.” I noticed the percussionist using two wooden blocks to make the clop, clop sound of horses running that you hear in the background of the song. I wouldn’t have even noticed this guy hidden way in the back with his wooden blocks in hand, except that he was featured on the giant video screen in the hall as the camera zoomed in on him making his clop, clop sound.  I had never realized how important this little additional sound in the background was to enhancing the rich texture of the melody and the life-like experience of the song.

APPLICATION

I thought about this as I was reading Paul’s description of different parts of the body this week. The percussionist was not in a prominent position. He didn’t play the violin in the 1st chair right next to the conductor. He was tucked in the back, relegated to slapping two wood blocks together. Yet without him adding his unique sound to the mix, the music would have been incomplete.

Similarly, understanding how spiritual gifts work melodically in a church body takes more than just listening to the harmony the members make when tuned in to their gifts. It takes seeing each member of the church as an essential individual instrument, vital to the whole body.  And it takes an appreciation for the work of the Great Conductor, the Holy Spirit - who gifts and guides each individual and the body according to His will and according to His purpose: the building up of the body of Christ.

Prairie Schooners

Missions Compassion Servanthood

Contributed By: James Miller | Date Posted: 2018-10-06

Scripture: Matthew 25:29 ; Matthew 28:18

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Built to Sail

Discipleship Servanthood Great Commission

Contributed By: James Miller | Date Posted: 2018-09-22

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:10 ; Matthew 28:18

Author: James Miller
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From "Daddy" to "Dad"

Dependence on God Fatherhood Parenting

Contributed By: STIRLING BERRY | Date Posted: 2018-08-13

Scripture: Romans 8:15 ; Galatians 4:6

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Go To Your Brother

Friendship Confrontation Self-absorbed

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2018-07-17

Scripture: Matthew 18:15

Author: Joseph Parker
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The Spider (Delivery) Man

Church/Body of Christ Spiritual Gifts Encouragement

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2018-07-02

Scripture: Hebrews 10:25 ; Ephesians 4:16

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Killfies

Self-absorbed Church Health/Growth Servanthood

Contributed By: Neal Pollard | Date Posted: 2018-06-27

Scripture: Philippians 2:3

Author: Neal Pollard
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How To Get Things Done In Russia

Servanthood Control Motivation

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2018-04-16

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