|The Story of Soul
There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their
farm. He was
given a slingshot to play with out in the woods.
He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the
getting a little discouraged; he headed back to dinner.
As he was
walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse,
the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head, and
He was shocked and grieved.
In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the woodpile, only
to see his
sister watching. Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.
that 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
children wanted to go fishing and Grandma said, "I'm sorry
but I need
help make supper."
But Sally just smiled and said, "Well, that's all right
told me he wanted to help." She whispered again, "remember
So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.
After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and
finally couldn't stand it any longer. He came to Grandma
that 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
I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make
a slave of
Thought for the day: whatever is in your past, whatever
you have done
and the enemy keeps throwing it up in your face (lying,
hatred, anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, etc.) what ever
it is, you
need to know that God was standing at the window and He
saw the whole
thing. He wants you to know that He loves you and that
forgiven. He's just wondering how long you will let the
enemy make a
slave of you.
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