College professor and business speaker Steve Boyd tells of getting into a cab to get from the airport to downtown Chicago.  He noticed that the cab was immaculate and complimented the cab driver. As they talked together, the cab driver asked Boyd if he remembered Sam Cooke.  Boyd replied that he remembered him well. The cab driver revealed that he had been Sam Cooke’s backup singer and had sung the high notes on the song “Cupid.”  The cab driver proceeded to sing “Cupid” for his rider.  Boyd’s response was that he had taken many cab drives, but what made this one memorable was that the man had given him more than a ride; he had given him a memory.


J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.