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DD    Posted 09-17-2004 at 18:22:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
THE BRICK

Read this line very slowly and let it sink in...

"If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. "

THE BRICK

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are! you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?"
The young boy was very apologetic. "Please, mister..please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," he pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop..." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car.
"It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive,
"Would you please help me get him back into his
wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."
Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay..
"Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home. It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side
door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message "Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!" God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.

Thought for the Day:

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring. He sends you a sunrise every morning. Face it, friend - He is crazy about you! Send this to every "beautiful person" you wish to bless. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

*** I hope Everyone has a Blessed weekend : )


Thanks for the High Notes    Posted 09-17-2004 at 19:03:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got laid off today because the organization is running out of money. So it's to the career service for me next week.
The positive message helps a bit. Not really feelin too down, just disappointed I couldn't find grant money for the outfit.
Life will go on and there will be some bricks in the road. I just won't worry about them. After all, scars are just "Service Stripes.
Chas, on the lookout for work, up here in Maine.


toolman    Posted 09-17-2004 at 19:54:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
sorry to hear that chas, hope you find something soon, keep your spirts up thats the main thing.


geo. h    Posted 09-17-2004 at 18:44:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think we should all slow down an listen,for we only pass this way once. bless you geo.h


donna wv    Posted 09-17-2004 at 18:27:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
what i great message. I had a pastor when I lived up north who always said "how can you expect to hear God talk to you if you won't stop whining"


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