Tuesday, December 4, 2007


(True story by Josh and Karen Zarandona)

Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing.
Although she was scared to death, she went with her group To a
tremendous granite cliff. In spite of her fear, she put on the gear,
took a hold on the rope, and started up the face of that Rock. Well, she
got to a ledge where she could take a breather. As she was hanging on
there, the safety rope snapped against Brenda's eye and knocked out her
contact lens. Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with hundreds of feet
below her and hundreds Of feet above her. Of course, she looked and
looked and looked, hoping it had landed on the ledge, but it just wasn't
there. Here She was, far from home, her sight now blurry. She was
desperate and began to get upset, so she prayed to the Lord to help her
To find it. When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her
clothing for the lens, but there was no contact lens to be
Found. She sat down, despondent, with the rest of the party,
waiting for the rest of them to make it up the face of the cliff. She
Looked out across range after range of mountains thinking of that Bible
verse that says: "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."
Finally, they walked down the trail to the bottom. At the bottom
there was a new party of climbers just starting up the face of the
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 the face of the rock,
carrying it.

Brenda told me that her father is a cartoonist. When she told
him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens,
he Drew a picture of an ant lugging that contact lens with the words,
"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 probably do some of us good to
Occasionally 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.

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