Gerri Aylor is an 81 year old widowed mother of 4 with many grandchildren and greats. She teaches 5th and 6th grade children in Sunday School at Lincoln Ave Baptist Church in Woodward Oklahoma.

A Water Hose Blunder

Gerri Aylor (GiGi) 11/15/2017

One evening not long ago when dusk was saying goodby and night approached quickly... I hurried to finish watering flowers and my feet got tangled in the water hose, slamming me down hard on the cement. You’ve heard the saying “I have fallen and I cannot get up”? Well that was me… It was pretty bad… I was worse off than I first thought. Yes, I was stunned and shaken and took me a minute to come back to reality. But then I felt my head... it was wet… was that sweat or something else? It was the latter.

As I lay bleeding, praying to God, I remembered that my friend Laura had planned to stop by that evening. She came and found me laying there and called my son Robin who took me to the hospital. 

I paid the price with a black and blue face because I hurried in the dark.


Hurrying can be a red flag indicating we are anxious. Philippians 4:6 says: do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.


But hurrying in the dark is even worse. It is like being anxious and worried about today and tomorrow and the job, family, the bills… It is being unsatisfied with everything walking in spiritual darkness without faith… That is the anxiety we face if we live our life without the light of Jesus. 

John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Yes, that light is Jesus, the light of the world. I bid you… Come to this marvelous light with me.