A young and successful executive was traveling down a
neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching
for kids darting out from between parked 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 had been thrown. The
angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and
pushed him up against a 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 threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?" The young
boy was apologetic. "Please, mister...please, I'm 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 a 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 wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at
the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to
be okay. "Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the
stranger. Too shook up for words, 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 the dent there to remind him of this message: "Don't go
through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your
attention!" God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts.
Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, God 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 God had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
God sends you flowers every spring.
God sends you a sunrise every morning Face it, friend -
God is crazy about you!
God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without
sorrow,sun without rain, but God did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
Read this line very slowly and let it sink in...
If God brings you to it, God will bring you through it.