Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

the most wasted of all days is one without
laughter - e e cummings


Friday, April 22, 2005


  DUCK!


There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm who was
given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the
woods but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged;
he headed back to dinner.

As he was walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse,
he let 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.

After lunch that day grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the dishes."
But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the
kitchen today, didn't you Johnny?" And then she whispered to him,
"Remember, the duck?"

So Johnny did the dishes.

Later Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing, and
Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make supper."
But Sally smiled and said, "Well, that's all right because Johnny
told me he wanted to help." And shewhispered again, "Remember, the
duck?"

So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed.

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 that he killed the duck. She 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.

But I was just wondering how long would you let Sally make a
slave of you."

I don't know what's in your past. I don't know what one sin the
enemy keepsthrowing up in your face. But whatever it is, I want
you to know something.

Jesus Christ was standing at the window. And He saw the whole
thing. But because He loves you, He has forgiven you. Perhaps He's
wondering how long you'll let the enemy make a slave out of you.
The great thing about God is that He not only forgives, but He forgets.

Author Unknown

Hmmmm, I think enough has been said.

God bless,
Joe

DUCK!

5 Comments:

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Paul Yates said...

Isn't that so true to life? And yet we are so ashamed to admit our failures, even when we know God saw them.

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger dotbar said...

Good illustration.

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Robert Jimenez said...

Awesome blog. I look forward to reading it often.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger K said...

This is exactly what I needed to read today.

Thank you!

 
At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah Yes very good story but you forgot the 11th Commandment. Thou Shalt not Kill ducks. The little boy is destined for Hell I am afraid

 

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