Sunday, May 4, 2008

A Short Story

Satan's Garage Sale
Once upon a time, Satan was having a garage sale. There, standing in little groups were all of his bright, shiny trinkets. Here were tools that make it easy to tear others down for use as stepping stones. And over there were some lenses for magnifying ones own importance, which, if you looked through them the other way, you could also use to belittle others, or even one's self.

Against the wall was the usual assortment of gardening implements guaranteed to help your pride grow by leaps and bounds: the rake of scorn, the shovel of jealousy for digging a pit for your neighbor, the tools of gossip and backbiting, of selfishness and apathy.

All of these were pleasing to the eye and came complete with fabulous promises and guarantees of prosperity. Prices, of course, were steep; but not to worry! Free credit was extended to one and all. "Take it home, use it, and you won't have to pay until later!" old Satan cried, as he hawked his wares.


The visitor, as he browsed, noticed two well worn, non-descript tools standing in one corner. Not being nearly as tempting as the other items, he found it curious that these two tools had price tags higher than any other. When he asked why, Satan just laughed and said, "Well, that's because I use them so much. If they weren't so plain looking, people might see them for what they were." Satan pointed to the two tools, saying, "You see, that one's Doubt and that one's Discouragement -- and those will work when nothing else will."

Galatians 6:9-10 9 So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. 10 Whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone, especially to our Christian brothers and sisters.

Godbless

Channelofhealing

18 comments:

Sicarii said...

You always have some of the best stories, sis!! Love this one too. :)

tkwi said...

I liked this, but it seemed to end abruptly.

Its hard to forget that God still has a plan in spite of how we see our lives progressing.

I just put in my 51st job application since October!!

Sidharth said...

That is so true, COH. Those two are one of his deadly weapons against Christians who are have not put on the whole armor. But thank God we have an armor to wear.

Bless you!

Sidharth

Channelofhealing said...

Isaiah we thank God for everything... thanks for reading it too.
Godbless

Channelofhealing said...

Yeah Tkwi, Just keep trusting in the Lord He may tarry but He will come... the Lord is good all the time. just the thing to remember is that whether you get a JOB OR NOT GOD IS STILL GOD and He will continue to do great things in our lives .
check your life very well you will find ares where God has saved you or done something for you that you wondered why He did it.
sometimes I count the journey mercies, the health and loved ones around me and money issues become so small in comparison to other benefits.
so that my take on this.
Thanks sis love your dedication to this blog I appredciate it a lot

Godbless

Channelofhealing said...

Halleluyah!!! Sidhart, indeed it is thanks for droping by and may God bless you richly in Jesus Mighty NAme AMen

Angel... said...

Thats very good story..

Sara said...

Do I relate! Good analogy!

Channelofhealing said...

Godbless you Angel

Channelofhealing said...

Thanks and Godbless Sara

Angel... said...

Thank you COH

Channelofhealing said...

You are Welcome Angel

Godbless

Rev. T said...

Very well put. Two of the most used tools, and just as the story shows, both of them often are not even noticed. Very nice post!

Rev. T said...

Very well put. Two of the most used tools, and just as the story shows, both of them often are not even noticed. Very nice post!

Rev. T said...

Very nice! I love that story. Two tools that are so often used, and so easily overlooked. Very well put!

Channelofhealing said...

Thanks and Godbless Rev T... you are right.

SoulandSubstance said...

I have just found your blog and I am awed by the things God has brought you through. I will be back. God bless you.

Channelofhealing said...

SoulandSubsance we thank God for everything
You are very much welcomed to this blog... feel free to drop by anytime

Godbless