DayBreaks for 9/29/16 – The Trail We Leave Behind
From the DayBreaks archive, 2006:
SLIDELL, Louisiana – “When two people saw an unattended Krispy Kreme delivery truck, they saw their chance and stole the vehicle. Little did they know that they were leaving behind a 15-mile trail of doughnuts.
“A Krispy Kreme employee had been making a routine delivery to a convenience store when Rose Houk, 31, and her partner stole the truck. Police were notified that there was a dangerous driver on the road who was losing his doughnuts, but the truck was abandoned when the thieves spotted the cops on their trail. Houk was captured, but her partner in crime was able to flee the scene.
“According to Houk, they had been smoking crack cocaine prior to the incident, reported police spokesman Rob Callahan. ‘I don’t know if it was a need for transportation or if they just had the munchies,” continued the officer. “Without any clear destination in mind, our bet is on the munchies.’”
It’s rather hard to imagine a 15-mile trail of doughnuts. If I were cruel, I’d say something about how all the police in town must have been in on the case, but I won’t. I can’t for the life of me understand why someone would want to steal a vehicle in the first place, nor why if you wanted a vehicle for transportation, you’d steal a doughnut truck instead of something that goes faster and runs more cheaply!
Regardless, I read this story and thought about the trail that our lives leave behind us. If you are living life well, you are leaving a sweet trail for others to follow. But we can also be like the snail that leaves a trail behind it, too.
What kind of legacy are you leaving? Would you be happy to have someone follow your trail – both to the future and to the past? If not, what must you do to change the kind of trail you are leaving behind?
Romans 14:19 (KJV) – Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
PRAYER: Give us wisdom, God, to make wise choices that you can be proud of and in which we will not be ashamed. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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