This goes around all the time. However, I can never resist sharing it everytime. What a great reminder today…..
A young and successful executive was traveling down the neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in a new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.
As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick ad been thrown. The angry driver jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against the parked car, shouting. “What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That’s a new car and that brick you there is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?”
The young boy was apologetic. “Please, mister…please, ism sorry but I didn’t know what else to do?, He pleaded. “I threw the brick because no one else would stop…” With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around the parked car. It’s my brother ,” he said, “He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up.”
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, “Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and He’s too heavy for me.” Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheel chair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look at him told him everything would be OK. “Thank you and may God bless you,” the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for works, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.
It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept it to remind him of this message: “Don’t go through life so fast that God has to throw a brick! God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we font have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It’s our choice to listen or not.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY…..
If God had a refrigerator your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers each spring.
He sends you sunrise each day-He is crazy about you child of God.