Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates - - so that your children will remember!!
Jeremiah 30:2 Thus the LORD God of Israel, says, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Tell me a True Story week 07/13/15
Reading a True Story (Vintage Art)
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A True Story from my book "Rescue the Stories Book One"
A Father's Arms
I held the heavy wooden chicken house as long as my three-
year- old arms would allow me - - - then ker-plunk!Down it went!
The baby chickens had been pecking around the corners of the converted Orange crate, and I had decided to assist them.Under that weighty box were some nice juicy worms.As I lifted the box, the baby chicks scurried
underneath.I became frantic and waved
one hand and told them to scoot out of the way!I hoped they had heeded my anxious warning because I couldn’t hold the
box much longer.Down the box went.
That evening my father discovered that many of the baby
chicks were missing.Working in the
mountains, my dad was often gone for long periods of time, so I hardly knew
this tall, fierce-looking person.Although he had never done anything to make me afraid, I feared him just
like some people have the fear of God in them.When he quizzed me and asked if I had lifted the chicken box, I knew if
I said yes, that he would not be happy.So, as the blood drained from my little face, I said, “NO, not me!”
Dad questioned me a second time, and told me that he knew
that I had done it.With tears running
down my cheeks, I admitted my guilt and between sobs told him I was so
sorry.I explained how I had tried to
make them get out of that dangerous place, but they just would not listen.As it turned out, my dad hugged me and told
me he forgave me but first he explained how my thoughtless action had been a
tragedy for those little chicks.
Back then as a three-year- old I had no understanding of the
consequences of helping those chicks.Yet
it only took a moment for me to see their potential danger.Regrettably they could not understand me and
in their innocence they became the unwilling victims.
Perhaps this is a reminder of a time in your life when you
were trapped doing something at first you thought was innocent, but it turned
out to be a disaster. Were your “arms”
tired from holding up your end of what you thought was an agreement or a
promise between you and someone else?
God is faithful to give us many warnings of danger ahead;
Road signs, articles in the news, the Bible and the inward voice of the
Lord.Has the warning voice of God ever
spoken to you and told you to get out of that dangerous place, but you were too
embarrassed or tired to listen?Or
perhaps you thought it was too late to make a change in plans.
Consider this now if you are in a situation that is not
wholesome or safe.It is never too late
to run to the Lord for help. Yes, run to those outstretched arms and tell Him
all about it.He always understands and
He is a God that is not to be feared.As
a loving heavenly Father He is always ready to forgive and assist you to find a
Understand that God has provided counselors in the Body of
Christ.Pastors, teachers and other
seasoned Christians who won’t judge but will help you with encouragement,
prayer and general support.