Christian Poems and Poetry and
at the window
was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a
slingshot to play without in the woods. He practiced in the woods but he
could never hit the target. Discouraged, he headed back to dinner. As he
was walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just on an 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 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 if the children wanted to go fishing
and Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make
supper." But 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:
Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done that the enemy keeps
throwing in your face (lying, debt, fear, hatred, anger, unforgiveness,
bitterness, etc.); whatever it is, you need to know that Jesus Christ was
standing at the window and He saw the whole thing.
He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven. He's
just wondering how long you will let the enemy make a slave of you. The
great thing about God is that He not only forgives you but He forgets. Go
ahead and make the difference in someone's life today. Share this with a
family member or friend.
that Jesus is at the window.
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