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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
Nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and
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
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
Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and
But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100
It had spent the five years growing roots.
Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed
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.
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.’