Monday, January 24, 2011

Wet Pants - Enjoy this one!

Come with me to a third grade classroom...There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a 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 this prayer, "Dear God this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I'm dead Meat." He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.
As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with 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 gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up 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've done enough, you klutz!" 
Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers," you did that on purpose, didn't you?" Susie whispers back, "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 and more than standing in your garage makes you a car..
Each and everyone of us is going through tough times. Right now, God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only he can. Keep the faith.
Prayer is powerful, and  prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another.
-- Anonymous Author
Remember that this sweet boy's prayer was answered through another person who saw and felt his pain.
I hope to always strive to be a friend like this. Love to you!


Sue said...

We can all be the answer to someone's prayers, if we listen for promptings and follow them.

Thanks for the reminder.


Rebecca Talley said...

What a sweet story! A great reminder that God usually answers prayers through someone else.


singing/granny said...

That was great! Thanks Leann!!

Marie said...

Another beautiful post Leanne. We are God's hands in action here on this earth. I am a real believe in prayer and answers to prayer. It's all so very wonderful. xxoo

Barb said...

Hi LeAnn!

I think we can all relate to that story! Not that I ever wet my pants in school - but other embarrassing things . . . you know. We are all in this together, aren't we? We do need to pray for each other and support each other. I love the fact that most of my prayers have been answered through the gentle touch of a friend...:0) Thanks for making me giggle (winter blues have me in their grasp!!).

Hugs and Love,

Darlene said...

Oh LeAnn, that was such a beautiful story. It did my heart good. It even made me tear up, in a good way.

Thank you for this one.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi LeAnn, that is a beautiful story/lesson. I think we can all use a reminder to watch for opportunities to be the answer to someone's prayers. I certainly pray a lot and I have had prayers answered even when I was unsure how they would be answered. God is amazing! Blessings to you, Cheryl

The WIlloughby Family said...

Awwwww, this seriously was so sweet! I think this is the reason we are counseled to become more like little children. They are so pure, so innocent and so genuine! I love the story thanks for posting it!! Love, Jess


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