Come with me to a third grade classroom..... There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It's never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the girls find out, they'll never speak to him again as long as he lives.
The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays thisprayer, "Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I'mdead meat."
He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with alook in her eyes that says he has been discovered. As the teacher is walkingtoward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filledwith water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy's lap. The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself,"Thank you, Lord! Thank you,Lord!"
Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gymshort to puton while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and kneescleaningup around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. But as life would have it,the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else-Susie.
She tries to help, but they tell her to get out "You have done enough,you klutz!" Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walksover to Susie and whispers, "You did that on purpose, didn't you?" Susie whispersback, "I wet my pants once too."
May God help us see the opportunities that are always around us to do good.
Remember.....Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any morethan standing in your garage makes you a car.
Each and everyone one of us are going through tough times right now, but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith.