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Thursday, August 11, 2011

It Just Fits...

We are studying insects this week in school and I received this forwarded email that just fits with our study of ants. I thought I'd share....

The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.

Brenda was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite cliff. She was standing on the ledge where she was taking a breather on this her first rock climb.
 As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her eye and knocked out her contact lens.  'Great', she thought.  'Here I am on a rock ledge, hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of this cliff, and now my sight is blurry.'  She looked and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the ledge.  But it just wasn't there.  She felt the panic rising in her, so she began praying.  She prayed for calm, and she prayed that she might find her contact lens.  When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but it was not to be found.  Although she was calm now that she was at the top, she was saddened because she could not clearly see across the range of mountains.  She thought of the bible verse 'The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.' She thought, 'Lord, You can see all these mountains.  You know every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is.  Please help me.' Later, when they had hiked down the trail to the bottom of the cliff they met another party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff.  One of them shouted out, 'Hey, you guys!  Anybody lose a contact lens?' Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it?  An ant was moving slowly across a twig on the face of the rock, carrying it! The story doesn't end there.  Brenda's father is a cartoonist.  When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a cartoon of an ant lugging that contact lens. think it would do all of us some good to say, 'God, I don't know why you want me to carry this load.  I can see no good in it and it's awfully heavy.  But, if you want me to carry it, I will.'  

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
Yes, I do love GOD.  He is my source of existence and my Savior.  He keeps me functioning each and every day.  Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him...I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13)


Debbie said...

I've read this story before so when it came up in my reader I just skimmed your post and then I stopped at the words you underlined and colored red.
Feeling like we're about to be in over our heads and wondering if I'll be able to handle it as I watch a friend with her new children ages 2, 3 & 4 and knowing that very soon that could be me I'm feeling extremely unqualified and ill-equipped.

So THANK YOU for sharing this story and specifically that line you added at the end for me. Just another reminder that He has called us and He will give me the strength and everything else I will need for this journey.

Enjoy your insect studying!