heartwarming stories

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The Fern and the Bamboo

One day I decided to quit….

I quit my job, my relationship, my Spirituality…

I wanted to quit my life.

I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.

“God”, I said.

“Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”

His answer surprised me…

“Look around”, He said.

“Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”

“Yes”, I replied.

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds,

I took very good care of them. I gave them light.

I gave them water.

The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the

floor.

Nothing came from the bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and

plentiful.

And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo”.

He said. “In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo

seed.

But I would not quit.

In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the

bamboo seed. But I would not quit.

He said. “Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the

earth.

Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and

insignificant.

But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100

feet tall.

 

It had spent the five years growing roots.

Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed

to survive.

I would not give any of my creations a challenge it

could not handle.”

He said to me. “Did you know, my child, that all

this time you have been struggling, you have actually

been growing roots?

I would not quit on The bamboo. I will never quit on you.

Don’t compare yourself to others.”

He said. “The bamboo had a different purpose

than the fern, yet, they both make the forest beautiful.”

“Your time will come, ” God said to me.

” You will rise high!”

“How high should I rise?” I asked.

“How high will the bamboo rise?”

He asked in return.

“As high as it can?” I questioned.

“Yes.” He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”

I left the forest and brought back this story.

I hope these words can Help you see that God will

never give up on you……..

Never regret a day in your life.

Good days give you Happiness.

Bad moments give you Experiences.

Both are essential to life.

Keep going…

Happiness keeps you Sweet,

Trials keep you Strong,

Sorrows keep you Human,

Failures keep you Humble,

Success keeps You Glowing,

But Only God keeps You Going!

Have a great day!

The Son is shining.

The Lord’s Test

I woke up this morning and knew that today,

The sun would not be shining

and the clouds would be gray.

 

As I stepped outside,

rain fell upon my head.

My car wouldn’t start

so I walked to school instead.

 

I forgot all of my assignments

I failed all of my tests.

I dropped my head in disgust

and asked the Lord for one request.

 

‘Lord, why is it that

things won’t go my way?’

He gently replied,

‘Dear child it is because you didn’t thank me yesterday.

 

I woke you up and enabled you to see the sun again.

I gave you shelter,

protected your family,

and even let you make a new friend.

I blessed you far greater

than I ever had before.

But you were too busy

to thank me once more.

 

You didn’t feel sick

because I maintained your health.

You had money in your pocket

because I maintained your wealth.

 

You had shoes on you feet

and clothes to wear, too.

You had plenty of food to eat,

and what did you do?

You ignored me and went

about your tasks.

But when you wanted something

you never hesitated to ask.

I was there when you needed me

and that wasn’t too long ago.

But when things started going your way,

it was me you did not know.

 

As if that weren’t enough,

I provided your favorite luxuries.

This was something I didn’t have to do-

they weren’t even necessities.

 

And when it was time to get on your knees

and show your gratitude,

You decided that after such a fulfilling day,

you weren’t in the mood.

 

So I decided to

give you just a little test.

To show you how it would feel

to stop being blessed.’

 

I began to realize what

the Lord was saying.

And when I got home,

I fell to my knees and started praying.

He said, ‘My child, you have learned

and you know I do forgive.

But remember, to remember this day

as long as you shall live.

 

I love filling your life with joy,

and your pain, I’ll alleviate it.

But just a simple thank you

would show how much you appreciate it.’

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