A father told me the story of his 13 year old daughter 's honesty that touched my heart and also testified how God 's Spirit is moving upon the earth
This man is a driver in an educational institution and earns a very low salary, just enough to make ends meet. He went to the vegetable market the other evening with his family and found an expensive cell phone lying on the ground near a stall. He glanced here and there , nobody was looking for it , so it seemed pretty easy to pick it up and bring it home. After all his old cell phone was falling apart and here was a new Nokia.
When he showed it to his family , his 13 year old daughter immediately took it from him.
"Papa", she said,""We must return this phone to its owner. He will call this number after a while.He has not only lost his phone but all his contact numbers which he has stored in it. How difficult it will be for him to get them back. Just imagine if this had happened to us.."
Nobody could refute that.
And sure enough the phone rang , and the young girl answered it immediately.
"Don 't worry sir, 'she said , 'I have your lost phone. Here is my address. Please come and take it from me. When you are near my street , call again and I will stand outside my house and wave, so you can identify me easily."
A man showed up at their doorstep after a short intervall. He was a lawyer. Receiving his phone from the teenager, he offered her a reward of a hundred rupees. This amount meant a lot to the child because she hardly ever got any pocket money.
"No sir," said the girl, "Keep the money. It is not a good habit to give money to children." The affluent lawyer was greatly humbled and left with a grateful and admiring heart. The father told his story with great pride and I applauded .
It is hard to be honest when one is so poor. One will dive for a coin glinting in the dirt. In our world ridden with scams, cheating and robbery it is amazing to see a child display such strength of character.A glimpse of the new millennium society where all things will be made new.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.