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The Ant and the Contact Lens



Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing.
Although she was scared to death, she went with her group to a
tremendous granite cliff. In spite of her fear, she put on the gear, 
took a hold on the rope, and started up the face of that rock.
Well, she got to a ledge where she could take a breather. As she was
hanging on there, the safety rope snapped against Brenda's eye and
knocked out her contact lens.
Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with hundreds of feet below her
and hundreds of feet above her. Of course, she looked and looked
and looked, hoping it had landed on the ledge, but it just wasn't
there. Here she was, far from home, her sight now blurry. She was
desperate and began to get upset, so she prayed to the Lord to help
her to find it. When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye
and her clothing for the lens, but  there was no contact lens to be
found.
She sat down, despondent, with the rest of the party, waiting for the
rest of them to make it up the face of the cliff. She looked out
across range after range of mountains, thinking of that Bible verse
that says, "The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole
earth." She thought, "Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know
every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens
is.  Please help me."
Finally, they walked down the trail to the  bottom. At the bottom
there was a new party of climbers just starting up the face of the
cliff. One of them shouted out, "Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a
contact lens?"
Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber 
saw it?  An ant was moving slowly across the face of the rock, 
carrying it.
Brenda told me that her father is a cartoonist. When she told him
the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he
drew a picture of an ant lugging that contact lens with the words,
"Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat
it, and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to  do,
I'll carry it for You."
I  think it  would probably do some of us good to occasionally say,
"God, I don't know why you want me to carry this load. I can see no
good in it and it's awfully heavy. But, if you want me to carry it, I will."
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.  Yes I do
love  GOD. He is my source of existence and my savior. He keeps me
functioning each and every day. Without  Him, I  am  nothing, but
with Him I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
(Philippians  4:13)


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