Monday, August 4, 2008

The Brick

 A young and successful executive was traveling down a
 neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar.
 He was watching for kids darting out from between parked
 cars and slowed down
 when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no
 children appeared. Instead, 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. The
 angry driver
 then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and
 pushed him up against
 a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and
 who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a
 new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of
 money. 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 would stop..." 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 the curb and
 fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him
 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
 Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow 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. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He
 has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or
 Thought for the Day:
 If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
 If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
 He sends you flowers every spring.
 He sends you a sunrise every morning Face it, friend - He
 is crazy about you!

 Send this to every "beautiful person" you wish to
 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 in...

 If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

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