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
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
Go ahead and make the difference in someone's life today. Share this with a
friend and always remember: God is at the window!
When Jesus died on the cross; he was thinking of you! If you are one of the
93 % who will stand up for him forward this w/ the title, "I'm in the 93%"
Would you believe 7% of people won't forward this?
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on
wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not
Go on.... soar like eagles .... Put your trust in the Lord!
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