ovErcOmiNg oUr daiLy stRuggLEs..8:00 PM
i now posted a new blog..
i would just like to share this wonderful story..
Brenda was a young woman that wanted to learn to go rock
climbing. Although she was scared to death she went with a group and they
faced this tremendous cliff of rock. Practically perpendicular. In spite of
her fear, she put on the gear and she took a hold of the rope and she
started up the face of that rock. Well, she got to a ledge where she could
take a breather. As she was hanging on there, whoever was holding the rope
up at the top of the cliff made a mistake and snapped the rope against
Brenda's eye and knocked out her contact lens. You know how tiny contact
lenses are and how almost impossible to find. Well, here she is on a rock
ledge, with who knows how many hundreds of feet
behind and hundreds of feet above her. Of course, she looked and
looked and looked, hoping that she would be able to find that contact lens.
Here she was, very far from home. Her sight was now blurry. She
was very upset by the fact that she wouldn't be anywhere near a place
where she could get a new contact lens. And she prayed that the Lord
would help her to find it. Well, her last hope was that perhaps when she
got to the top of the cliff, one of the girls that was up there on the top
might be able to find her contact lens in the corner of her eye. When she
got to the top, a friend examined her eye. There was no contact lens to be
She sat down with the rest of the party, waiting for the rest of them to
come up the face of the cliff.
She looked out across range after range of mountains, thinking of
that Bible verse that says, "The eyes of the Lord run to and from
throughout the whole earth." She thought, "Lord, You can see all these
mountains. You know every single stone and leaf that's on those mountains
and You know exactly where my contact lens is."
Finally, the time came when it was time to go down. They walked
down the trail to the bottom. Just as they got there, there was a new
party of rock climbers coming along. As one of them started up the face of
the cliff, she shouted out, "Hey, you guys! anybody lose a contact lens?"
Well, that would be startling enough, wouldn't it? She had found the
contact lens! But you know why she saw it? An ant was carrying that
contact lens so that it was moving slowly across the face of the rock.
What does that tell you about the God of the universe? Is He in
charge of the tiniest things? Do ants matter to Him? Of course they do.
He made them. He designed them.
Brenda told me that her father is a cartoonist. When she told him
this incredible story, he drew a picture of that ant lugging that
contact lens with the words "Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry
this thing. I can't eat it and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what
You want me to do, I'll carry it for You."
If God is in charge of the ants, don't you think He cares about
you and me?
I guess Solomon was right. One could learn a valuable lesson from
that ant TRUST IN GOD!
We could probably all say a little more often, "God, I don't know
why you want me to carry this load. I see no good in it and it's awfully
heavy. Still, if you want me to, I'll carry it for You."