Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Devil and The Duck

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 wrong... The devil will keep using anyone he can to torment you and continually throw 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 you are forgiven. He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you, and you will continue to allow that person hold something over your head reminding you of how bad a person you are.
The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness;
He not only forgives you, but He forgets. He will never put it back in your face. If someone is doing this to you, just remember they are acting on the side of the devil who is also called, 'the accuser'. If it isn't coming from God, don't listen to it or allow it to bother you.
It is by God's grace and mercy that we are saved.
God is at the window
When Jesus died on the cross; he was thinking of you!


Helen said...

Awesome story.

Gabrielle Eden said...

I like it too! Thanks to Jeff for that one!