The Corvette museum is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. And a few days ago, while on my way to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame for the second time, (this time as a former member of the Gaither Vocal Band), I stopped in to see what all the fuss was about at the National Corvette Museum.
Many of you saw the news reports of the sink hole that opened up inside the museum to swallow up eight of these precious and rare cars. The sink hole, as reported, was some 40 feet across and some 25 to 30 feet deep. I have to tell you that standing near it in my ill-fitted hardhat with Debbie Eaton, the Guest Services Manager, it looked much, much bigger.
But Debbie and the crew could not and would not allow this giant hole to be the final resting place for these eight historical and one-of-a-kind treasures. They went in that hole and got them back. And now they sit, beaten and bruised, yet proudly displayed for all to see. And in many ways, they are still beautiful.
We may not all love cars the way these folks do, but we can all understand their desire to keep these cars from being lost. Along life’s journey, many of us have found ourselves buried way too deep to save ourselves, and we needed someone to care enough to come in after us. And Someone did. In fact, our chasm was wider and deeper than we could have ever imagined. Some of us still have a scar or two from the experience, but today, we are on display as a loving Father’s successful rescue.
If you get the chance, check out the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky. Debbie, along with all of the fine staff there, will show you a part of history thankfully being preserved. And you’ll hear the gallant stories of the engineers, designers, and owners whose devotion helped even that which was buried to come to life again.