Monday, October 15, 2007

A Short Story

I Want That One! - As Related By Charles Stanley

I heard a story once about a farmer who had some puppies for sale. He made a sign advertising the pups and nailed it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was nailing the sign to the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down to see a little boy with a big grin and something in his hand. "Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies." "Well," said the farmer, "these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal." The boy dropped his head for a moment, then looked back up at the farmer and said, "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?" "Sure," said the farmer, and with that he whistled and called out, "Dolly. Here, Dolly." Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy's eyes danced with delight. Then out from the doghouse peeked another little ball; this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid and began hobbling in an unrewarded attempt to catch up with the others. The pup was clearly the runt of the litter. The little boy pressed his face to the fence and cried out, "I want that one," pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you the way you would like." With that the boy reached down and slowly pulled up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe. Looking up at the farmer, he said, "You see, sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."

6 comments:

Michael said...

Wow! Very touching. Isn't it awesome that God meets us right where we are?

I thank you for all you do. I have been out of the loop fr a while but I intend to get back in touch. I appreciate all your comments of love!

Anna said...

Oh this was so so touching and cute. Anna :)

channelofhealing said...

Praise God!!! Micheal am so grateful to God for He does in our lives,I say that God will surely bless you... I visit your blog and I know you are one who wants to follow God with all your heart anytime I see that I am touched and filled with joy in the Lord.
thanks for the visit and comment

Godbless

channelofhealing said...

Praise God!!! Anna thanks for everything

Godbless

juwe said...

very inspiring. it shows that in any situation you find yourself ther is always someone who understands it and for you to know that you are never alone in it.

channelofhealing said...

Praise God! Juwe you are so right... in every situation we find ourselves, we should give all Glory to God.
thank You so much for the visit and comment.

Godbless