frogs fell into a large cream bowl: One was an optimistic
soul, But the other took the gloomy view, "We shall drown"
he cried, without more ado. So with a last despairing cry He
flung up his legs and said "Goodbye."
Said the other
frog with a merry grin, "I can't get out, but I won't give
in. I'll just swim around till my strength is spent And should
I drown I'll be the more content." Bravely he swam till it
would seem His struggles began to churn the cream. On top of
the butter at last he stopped, And out of the bowl he happily
What is the moral? Tis easily found: If you can't
hop right out, keep swimming round!
release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do
to bring it back. You can’t 'should’ve' done something.
You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that
attachment. Today is a new day!"
indeed, a very glorious creation. We have been given the ability
to think and to make choices. More than that, we "must"
think, plan, and make choices. But we are just that, His
creation. When we were created, God intended for us to love
Him, follow His will, and trust in Him "above all else".
He loves us still, and will continue to direct and guide us,
if we "want" Him to. Even if we choose not to follow
Him, make no mistake, He will, like in times past, allow
events to occur that will show us our need for Him and His will
for us. That is what an “all knowing”, loving Father would
do. Now let's put things into their proper perspective.
What does this picture above represent? - perhaps one small brain
cell in your vast intellect... your ability to plan, to
understand, to lead, to judge.
No, it represents a huge magnification of the earth in one small
part of the created universe.
How BIG is "your"
in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own
understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make
your paths straight."
you are physically...male or female, strong or weak, ill or
healthy... all those things matter less than what your heart
contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a
warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that
contains the lamp, but you are the light inside."