Received this in an email from a friend today.................. What timing too. With things going on in my life lately... this is one of those ... "needed" emails to get.
**The Ant and the Contact Lens A true story
Brenda was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite cliff. She was standing on a ledge where she was taking a breather during this, her first rock climb.
As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her eye and knocked out her contact lens. 'Great!' she thought. 'Here I am on a rock ledge, hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of this cliff, and now my sight is blurry.' She looked and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the ledge. But it just wasn't there. She felt the panic rising in her, so she began praying. She prayed for calm, and she prayed that she may find her contact lens. When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but it was not to be found. Although she was calm now that she was at the top, she was saddened because she could not clearly see across the range of mountains. She thought of the bible verse, 'The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.' She thought, 'Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me.' Later, when they had hiked down the trail to the bottom of the cliff they met another party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted out, 'Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?' Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it? An ant was moving slowly across a twig on the face of the rock, carrying it!
The story doesn't end there. Brenda's father is a cartoonist. When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a cartoon of an ant lugging that contact lens with the caption,
'Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it, and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for You.'
I think it would do all of us some good to say, 'God, I don't know why You want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it and it's awfully heavy. But, if You want me to carry it, I will.'
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
Yes, I do love GOD. He is my source of existence and my Savior. He keeps me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him....I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13) **
Really makes you think ... huh? What load are you carrying right now? Do you find it to be heavy? Do you find yourself struggling to continue to carry it? Don't give up... God will pile blessings upon you for holding strong and faithful in Him. Your load will making you stronger in the Lord. And if you were to really seek Him.. you would see... you aren't carrying that load alone after all. God is right there with you.. every time you need Him. How awesome is that!
Well........... I wanted to share a few things today. I'm continuing to have fun crocheting for others. Charities and Swaps. This first picture is of a "Frosted Gingerbread Cookie Ornament" I snagged the idea and pattern from a lovely lady on C'ville that posted her pattern of a Sugar Cookie. I'm part of a Christmas Ornament Swap... so this is one of the ornaments I'll be sending off. I think its rather cute and I plan on making one for our Christmas Tree this year. Please excuse the darkness to this picture.. but it seem to be the only way I could capture the raised design of ribbons. This is a beautiful pattern... shared again by another lovely lady on C'ville. Its an Awareness Ribbon Square. I made this for a friend to create a comfortghan for another friend.
Here is one more Red Scarf for the Orphans of America. Three more and I can mail them off!
Well...................... I have crocheting to get to. An empty coffee cup to fill.. and a load of laundry to tend to.
Have a Wonderful day.. evening and tomorrow!!!!
**I will be faithful to you and make you mine, and you will finally know me as Lord.
~ Hosea 2:20**