The Duck & the
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
In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile; only
to see 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
Go ahead and make the difference in someone's life
today. Share this with a friend and always remember:
God is at the window!
Sent to Mission by: (Hosanna)