A young and successful
executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, in his new Jaguar.
Suddenly, 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 – and saw a kid standing.
The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the kid and shouted at him.
‘”What was that all about? That’s a new car and that brick you threw has caused damage that is going to cost a lot of money to repair. 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
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 he 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 man swallowed 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. It’s our choice to listen or not.
Sometimes when we don’t have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us so we can STOP and LISTEN.
Thought for the day:
GOD didn’t promise
days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
Read this line very
slowly and let it sink
If GOD brings you to
it, HE will bring you through it. So be calm, be gentle, be kind. Don’t let people throw stones at you before they get your attention.