Come with me to a third grade classroom……
There is a nine-year-old kid sitting
at his desk and all of a sudden,
there is a puddle between his feet
and the front of his pants are wet.
He thinks his heart is going to stop
because he cannot possibly imagine
how this has happened.
It’s never happened before,
and he knows that when the
boys find out he will never hear the end of it.
When the girls find out,
they’ll never speak to him again
as long as he lives…
The boy believes his heart is going to stop;
he puts his head down and prays this prayer,
‘Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now!
Five minutes from now I’m dead meat.’
He looks up from his prayer and
here comes the teacher with a look
in her eyes that says he has been discovered.
As the teacher is walking toward him,
a classmate named Susie is carrying a
goldfish bowl that is filled with water.
Susie trips in front of the teacher and
inexplicably dumps the bowl of water
in the boy’s lap. The boy pretends to be angry,
but all the while is saying to himself,
‘Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!’
Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object
of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy.
The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives
him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out.
All the other children are on their hands
and knees cleaning up around his desk.
The sympathy is wonderful.
But as life would have it, the ridicule
that should have been his has been
transferred to someone else – Susie.
She tries to help, but they tell her to get out.
You’ve done enough, you klutz!’
Finally, at the end of the day,
as they are waiting for the bus,
the boy walks over to Susie and whispers,
‘You did that on purpose, didn’t you?’
Susie whispers back, ‘I wet my pants once too..’
May God help us see the opportunities
that are always around us to do good…
Each and everyone one of us is going
through tough times right now,
but God is getting ready to bless
you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith.

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