Why I didn’t save drowning boy

24 06 2014
hand drown in the water looking for help

A drowning ten-year-old boy was shouting and struggling in the water. His seventy-year-old granny stood on the side of the quarry in agony, fright and grief. A tall young man walked up beside her and saw the young boy struggle for his life but made no attempt to help him, even though the old lady begged him again and again to do something for him. After some time, the boy began to get tired, the struggling lessened, and he was getting much weaker. Then the man jumped into the water and brought the boy to safety. ‘Why did you not save him sooner?’ asked the now very grateful granny. ‘I was losing hope. ‘Lady,’ said the young man, I could not save him as long as he was struggling. He would have dragged both of us to the bottom. When he stopped struggling it was easy to save him.’
That is God’s message to all of us in the gospels. We spend so much time rushing, racing, and trying to solve all our problems, while the Lord asks us to stop struggling and to trust in him.

The 9yr Old Girl Who Trusted God: A Story That Will Touch Your Heart

20 06 2014

Little girls with umbrella

The fields were parched and brown from lack of rain, and the crops lay wilting from thirst. People were anxious and irritable as they searched the sky for any sign of relief. Days turned into arid weeks. No rain came.
The ministers of the local churches called for an hour of prayer in the town square the following Saturday. They requested that everyone bring an object of faith for inspiration.
At high noon on the appointed Saturday the townspeople turned out en masse, filling the square with anxious faces and hopeful hearts. The ministers were touched to see the variety of objects clutched in prayerful hands – holy books, crosses, rosaries.
When the hour ended, as it on magical command, a soft rain began to fall. Cheers swept the crowd as they held their treasured objects high in gratitude and praise. From the middle of the crowd one faith symbol seemed to overshadow all the others: A small nine-year-old child had brought an umbrella.

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