The duck the Devil

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by webintrig, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. webintrig

    webintrig New Member

    A little boy was 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 home for dinner.

    As he was walking back when 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 hereafter . . 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, unforgiveness,
    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. 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!
  2. jinlee

    jinlee Member

    For sharing such a story that gets to the point. I realized that God even before I was conceived knew I would be sick, what my needs and wishes and thoughts would be and still thought I was worth dying for and worth being in this world for. Yes, and I wonder why I hide so much from Him as He already knows it, He saw it all!

    The story gives one much hope and shows the love of God. It really touched my heart.

    Thanks for sharing...

    In Christ,
    Jinlee.
  3. webintrig

    webintrig New Member

    Just thought I would share this story with my friends as it was shared with me.
    Glad you liked it as I can relate to this story as well.

    Thinking of you,
    webby
  4. webintrig

    webintrig New Member

    I am so glad you Loved It! I pray that you are feeling ok and don't be such a stranger! j/k

    Soft hugs,
    webby