beautiful message that proves a loving point!
There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He
was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practised
in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting a little
discouraged, he headed back for dinner.
As he was walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse,
he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head, and killed
it. He was shocked and grieved. In a panic, he hid the dead duck in
the wood pile, only to see his sister watching! Sally had seen it
all, but she said nothing.
lunch the next day Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the dishes."
But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in
the kitchen." Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?"
So Johnny did the dishes.
Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing.
Grandma said, "I'm sorry, but I need Sally to help make supper."
Sally just smiled and said, "Well that's all right because Johnny
told me he wanted to help." She whispered again, "Remember
the duck?" So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.
After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's he
finally couldn't stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed
the he had killed the duck.
Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, "Sweetheart, I
know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing.
But because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long
you would let Sally make a slave of you."
Thought for the day and every day thereafter:
Whatever is in your past, whatever you
have done, the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, debt,
fear, hatred, anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, etc.)
Whatever it is, you need to know that God was standing at the window
and He saw the whole thing, He has seen your whole life. He wants
you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven.
He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of
you. The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness,
He not only forgives you, but He forgets.
Go ahead and make the difference in someone's life today.