Aloha Friday Message – October 16, 2009

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Happy Aloha Friday, Beloved! Here is a great little story sent to us by an MBN member who asks that we share it with family and friends.

The Duck & the Devil
There was a little boy 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. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner.

As he was walking back 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 but then he saw his sister watching! Sally had seen it 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 chores 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 thereafter?

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.)…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 are 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!

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And we’ll close with one of my favorite Q&A exchanges.
Q: What’s the difference between a duck?
A: A duck and what?
Q: Not a duck-and-what. Just a duck.
A: I give up. What’s the difference between a duck?
A: Each foot is both webbed.

The Point: Stupid questions deserve stupid answers, OR there’s an answer for everything, but not all answers make sense.

Have a great weekend, and remember, when a duck flies upside down, it quacks up!

Chick
Whatever, whenever, wherever, whoever, however, if ever, forever — at your service…
Pray for, with, and about one another, Beloved. It is what we are called to do.

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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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