Faith Can Move Mountains
A little boy was spending his Saturday morning playing
in his sandbox. He had with him his box of cars and
trucks, his plastic pail, and a shiny, red plastic shovel.
In the process of creating roads and tunnels in the soft
sand, he discovered a large rock in the middle of the
The boy dug around the rock, managing to dislodge it
from the dirt. With no little bit of struggle, he pushed
and nudged the rock across the sandbox by using his
feet. (He was a very small boy and the rock was
When the boy got the rock to the edge of the sandbox,
however, he found that he couldn't roll it up and over
the little wall. Determined, the little boy shoved, pushed,
and pried, but every time he thought he had made some
progress, the rock tipped and then fell back into the sandbox.
The little boy grunted, struggled, pushed, & shoved; but
his only reward was to have the rock roll back, smashing his chubby
fingers. Finally he burst into tears of frustration.
All this time the boy's father watched from his living room
window as the drama unfolded. At the moment the tears
fell, a large shadow fell across the boy and the sandbox.
It was the boy's father.
Gently but firmly he said, "Son, why didn't you use all
the strength that you had available?
Defeated, the boy sobbed back, "But I did, Daddy, I did!
I used all the strength that I had!"
"No, son," said the father kindly. "You didn't use
all the strength you had. You didn't ask me."
With that the father reached down, picked up the rock,
and removed it from the sandbox.
Do you have "rocks" in your life that need to be removed?
Are you discovering that you don't have what it takes to
lift them? There is One who is always available to us and
willing to give us the strength we need.
Isn't it funny how we try so hard to do things ourselves.
Sadly, many adults who have been Christians for years
are trying to do everything themselves and only turning
to God as a last resort. God wants to be your first resort.
Let Him help you with your trials, tribulations and
temperament. He loves you so much . . . all He wants
you to do is ask Him to help.
When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something!!!
[ Author Unknown -- from Bill Dorman ]
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