Matthew's Foot-long Experience!

The Singing Echoes have had a lot of trouble ont he road lately. God has always provided us a way to stay On The Road. I am thankful for his fortress of protection through these hard times.   Through some of our adversity lately we had to do some remodeling in our back room. The back room of our bus is Josh, Adam, Jonah, and Matthew's (me) room. We have thankfully built some extra shelving through our rebuild. We have been conscious to make sure everything is in it's rightful place recently because we are so excited about our new shelves. I had gone to change into my regular clothes after the service recently and I had put my dress shoes in a place they definitely ought not go . I hung them backwards from the cabinet knobs above our couch in the back room. Our couch naturally points towards the television so we can enjoy a movie or a show on the television. I joked with Adam at the time, that I had a new place to put my shoes to stay out of the way. This joke would later prove even funnier than I had imagined. Its very common to see the Singing Echoes gather in the front lounge of our bus after service to whip up a ham sandwich or my favorite meal On The Road hot dogs. I have my normal meal most every night after the service. This past weekend we were in High Point, North Carolina. I made my two hot dogs with slaw, spicy mustard, mayonnaise and a tad of ketchup. After we had prepared our dinner Adam and I went to the back room picked out a movie from JoshBuster  (Josh + Blockbuster). The bus had just had been riding down the road for maybe 15 minutes. We sat down in the back room with our hot dogs ready to watch our movie. When something from above interrupted my meal. My dress shoes had fell right into my plate. I had one hot dog in my lap and another in my dress shoe. Slaw, Mustard, Mayonnaise, bun, dog all sliding in my shoe. My joke had backfired and had played its havoc on my dinner. This must have been the way the foot-long was invented! I guess we all learn our lessons in different ways. Most of my lessons learned can be attributed to in most cases by making a mistake. Something that I read this afternoon though comforts my heart. 2 Timothy 3 verse 16-17 says (16) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. To me I take comfort in knowing that every word that my salvation is based on is perfect. Their is no mistake. I thank God for the wonderful word he provides in the Bible. We may not be perfect but the one that we serve is, and his gift of salvation is also.  

-Matthew Epperson

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