|Thought this was a cute story with a
message.. Reminds me of when I only had one little boy and how he
handled things but he believed his dad could do anything.. I'm almost
sorry he grew up to see I couldn't..
A little boy was spending his Saturday
morning playing in his sand box. He had with him his box of cars and
trucks, his plastic pail, and a shiny, red plastic shovel.
In the process of creating roads and
tunnels in the soft sand, he discovered a large rock in the middle of
the sand box!
The boy dug around the rock, managing to
dislodge it from the sand. With no little bit of struggle, he pushed and
nudged the rock across the sandbox by using his feet. (He was a very
small boy and the rock was very huge.) When the boy got the rock to the
edge of the sandbox, however, he found that he couldn't roll it up and
over the little wall. Determined, the little boy shoved, pushed, and
pried, but every time he had made some progress, the rock tipped and
then fell back into the sand box.
The little boy grunted, struggled,
pushed, and shoved; but his only reward was to have the rock roll back,
smashing his chubby fingers. Finally he burst into tears of frustration.
All this time the boy's father watched from his living room window as
the drama unfolded.
The moment the tears fell, a large shadow
fell across the boy and the sandbox. It was the boy's father. Gently but
firmly he said, "Son, why didn't you use all the strength that you
had available?" Defeated, the boy sobbed back, "But I did
Daddy, I did! I used all the strength that I had!"
"No, son," corrected the father
kindly, "you didn't use all the strength you had. You didn't ask
me." With that the father reached down, picked up the rock, and
removed it from the sandbox.
Do you have "rocks" in your
life that need to be removed? Are you discovering that you don't have
ALL that it takes to lift them?
There is One who is always available to
us and willing to give us all the strength we need.
"When you are DOWN to nothing....
God is UP to something!"
"Faith sees the invisible, Believes
the incredible, And receives the impossible!!"