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Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Devil and the Duck

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 the 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, debt, fear, hatred, anger, unforgiveness, 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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