Thursday, 15 March 2012

Ephesians 4:32

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Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. ~ Ephesians 4:32

There was an older farmer who had puppies for sale so he put a sign on his fence. A boy about eight years old from across the road came over and said he wanted to buy a puppy. He then pulled out a pocketful of change and said, "I've got thirty-nine cents; is that enough?"

The farmer laughed. "I don't know," he said. "Let me count it." He counted coin by coin. " That's exactly the right amount," he told the boy. He called to his farmhand and told him to let out the puppies. Four of the cutest little fur balls you could imagine came scurrying toward the little boy. He reached down and played with them, trying to figure out which one he wanted to buy.

The he looked up and saw that smaller pup was just coming down the ramp from the puppy cage in the barn. There was something wrong with this puppy's back legs. It tried to run, but the best it could do was hobble along. The little boy was immediately drawn to it. Without hesitation he said to the farmer, "That's the puppy I want". The farmer was puzzled. He said, "No, son. You don't want this puppy. It will never be able to run and play like the rest of the litter. There is something wrong with its back legs."

The little boy reached down and rolled up the legs of his jeans to reveal steel braces on his legs. For the first time, the farmer noticed he wore specially made shoes. He said to the farmer, " You see, I don't run well either. This puppy needs someone who understands it."

7 Fertilize my soul:

Nadwrażliwiec said...

Very beautiful story. We also need someone, who can understant us - friend.

David Edward said...

Isaiah 53:4

Deb said...

This is a beautiful story. I am reminded how the Lord understands each of all our uniqueness...and allows us to know Him in such personal ways, how He may reveal various aspects of His character to us at various times in our walk with Him....Thanks for this post. :)

Amrita said...

Thank you Zim, David and Deb,

The Lord understands us. Jesus is our high Priest who endured the same things as we so , he can sympathize with us

Amrita said...

Isaiah 53:4
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

4 Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
And our sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.
Thank you for sharing this verse David

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!

I'm just like that little puppy. The one nobody wanted because of the way it looked. Thanks be to God that He accepts and wants the unwanted. Hallelujah!

Terra said...

What a beautiful story.