A speeding driver passed a state trooper who was parked alongside the highway. The trooper pulled out onto the highway and began his pursuit, blue light flashing and siren blaring. Instead of pulling over, the speeding driver put the accelerator to the floor and tried to outrun the trooper. However, he didn’t have a fast enough car for that. The trooper soon caught up to him, and the man, admitting defeat, pulled over to the side of the road.
The trooper approached the car and asked the driver, “Why did you try to outrun me? What in the world were you thinking!?”
The man looked at the trooper with sad eyes and said, “Several years ago my wife ran off with a state trooper. I thought you were bringing her back!”
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”—Proverbs 17:22