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southernbelle47
April 11th, 2007, 10:33 AM
The Duck & the Devil

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 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.

After 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 and
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 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 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... and the devil keeps
throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad habits,
hatred, anger, 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. It is by God?s grace and mercy that we are
saved.

Have a blessed day!

Grace and Peace,
Todd Henderson
Sylacauga First United Methodist Church

tea
April 11th, 2007, 11:17 AM
Really liked that one SouthernB.

Thanks

Lorna

lucky 2.0
April 11th, 2007, 12:34 PM
May the duck RIP.

southernbelle47
April 11th, 2007, 04:46 PM
Oh Lucky,
I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to be insensitive.
I hope your wittle feelings are not hurt.
You know how much I love our Ducky.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Please forgive me.
Love you,
:h Nancy

lucky 2.0
April 11th, 2007, 05:56 PM
No worries~

Waves 2
May 18th, 2008, 02:30 AM
Bump