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The Duck and the Devil

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  • Debbie
    ... & gt;
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 28, 2007
      >>A little boy was visiting his grandparents on their farm.
      > >>
      > >>He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods.
      > >>
      > >>He practiced in the woods; but he could never hit the
      > >>target
      > >>
      > >>Get ting a little discouraged, he headed back home
      > >>for dinner.
      > >>
      > >>As he was walking back when he saw Grandma's pet
      > >>duck.
      > >>
      > >>Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck
      > >>square in the head and killed it.
      > >>
      > >>He was shocked and grieved!
      > >>
      > >>In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile,
      > >>only to see his sister watching!
      > >>
      > >>Sally had seen i t all, but she said nothing.
      > >>
      > >>After lunch the next day Grandma said, "Sally, let's
      > >>wash the dishes."
      > >>
      > >>But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted
      > >>to help in the kitchen."
      > >>
      > >>Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?"
      > >>
      > >>So Johnny did the dishes.
      > >>
      > >>Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted
      > >>to go fishing, and Grandma said, "I'm sorry but
      > >>I need Sally to help make supper."
      > >>
      > >>Sally just smiled and said, "Well that's all right
      > >>because Johnny told me he wanted to help."
      > >>
      > >>She whispered again, "Remember the duck?"
      > >>
      > >>So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.
      > >>
      > >>After several days of Johnny doing both his chor es
      > >>and Sally's, he finally couldn't stand it any
      > >>longer
      > >>
      > >>He came to Grandma and confessed that he had
      > >>killed the duck.
      > >>
      > >>Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug and said,
      > >>"Sweetheart, I know.
      > >>
      > >>You see, I was standing at the window and I saw
      > >>the whole thing, but because I love you, I
      > >>forgave you.
      > >>
      > >>I was just wondering how long you would let Sally
      > >>make a slave of you."
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>Thought for the day and every day
      > >>hereafter . . .
      > >>
      > >>Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done
      > >>. . . and the devil keeps throwing it up in your
      > >>face . . . (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad habits,
      > >>hatred, anger, bitterness , etc.) . . .
      & gt; >>
      > >>Whatever it is, you need to know that God was
      > >>standing at the window and He saw the whole
      > >>thing
      > >>
      > >>He has seen your whole life.
      > >>
      > >>He wants you to know that He loves you and that
      > >>you are forgiven.
      > >>
      > >>He's just wondering how long you will let the devil
      > >>make a slave of you.
      > >>
      > >>The great thing about God is that when you ask for
      > >>forgiveness, He not only forgives you, but He
      > >>forgets.
      > >>
      > >>It is by God's grace and mercy that we a re saved.
      > >>
      > >>Go ahead and make the difference in someone's
      > >>life today.
      > >>
      > >>Share this with a friend, and always remember:
      > >>God is at the window!
      > >>
      > >>When Jesus died on the cros s; he was thinking of
      > >>you!
      > >>
      > >>If you are one of the 93 % who will stand up for
      > >>Him, forward this with the title, "I'm in the 93%."
      > >>
      > >>Would you believe 7% of people won't forward
      > >>this?
      > >>
      > >>I hope we are all in the 93%.
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
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