I've heard it said that if you want to make God laugh,
just tell him your plans -
kind of like this draw bridge.
It was built to accomodate steam boats coming down the Yellowstone River.
However, by the time it was finished,
it was obsolete, steamboats were no longer on the river
and it appears that the river changed its course.
In its whole 99 years, the drawbridge has only been lifted once
- as a test at completion.
The trains used it,
then boards were placed over the rails for cars,
and now just foot traffic of curious Texans.
And the little tunnel appears to be open
Whoa! Not such a little tunnel!
I bet there's been a lot of sweetheart smooching going on in here,
including some who've been sweethearts for 40 years!
Did you ever think you saw the light at the end of the tunnel
only to find out it's just a gorilla with a flashlight
(or a cellphone).
BUT, always remember - if you're going through something,
you will get through it.
And, it will look different looking back.
The moral of my little story is:
Don't make God laugh at your plans,
because He has better ones.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Fairview Lift Bridge
and Cartright Tunnel
(Connecting Fairview, MT and Cartright, ND)
Thanks for joining me!