The duck and the devil

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Duck and the Devil
David Langerfeld
Jul 25, 2007

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 woodpile; 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 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!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks for posting this on your blog it is so true,
    it all makes sence and it is so understanding that GOd is always here for us no matter what. Thanks for leaving a nice comment on mine as well.
    love spiritangel
    5009 days ago
    OOOOH, good story!! I will have to send everyone from the HP Challenge over here to read it. :)

    Thanks for the comment on my page, BTW!
    5027 days ago
  • MQT4U2
    Amen,it is the truth God knows everything we did or not do Thanks for the story.

    5032 days ago
  • JOEGIRL6113
    Amen! God is always at the window and a loving and forgiving God He is!
    5032 days ago
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    Thanks Hicat...nice one and much needed.

    5032 days ago

    How true,
    God sees all that we do and guides us through every move. Your story was so sweet.
    thanks for sharing that with us.
    5032 days ago
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