almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite
cliff. She was standing on a ledge where she was taking a
during this, her first rock climb. As she rested there, the
safety rope snapped
against her eye and knocked out her contact
'Great', she thought. 'Here I am on a rock ledge,
hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of this cliff,
and now my sight is blurry.'
and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the
ledge. But it just wasn't there.
She felt the
panic rising in her, so she began praying. She
prayed for calm, and she prayed that she may find her
When she got
to the top, a friend examined her eye and her
clothing for the lens, but it was not to be found. Although
she was calm now that she was at the top, she was saddened because she could
not clearly see across the range of mountains. She thought of the bible verse 'The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout
the whole earth.'
'Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know
every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact
Please help me.'
they had hiked down the trail to the bottom of the
cliff they met another party of climbers just starting up
the face of the
cliff. One of them shouted out, 'Hey, you guys! Anybody lose
a contact lens?'
would be startling enough, but you know why the
climber saw it? An ant was moving slowly ac ross a twig on
the face of the rock, carrying it!
doesn't end ther e. Brenda's father is a cartoonist.
When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the
prayer, and the
contact lens, he drew a cartoon of an ant lugging that
contact lens with
the caption, '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 do all of us some good to 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.'
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 which
love GOD and are not ashamed of all the marvelous things He has done for you,
pass this on!
most beautiful rainbow
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that
wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You
will have your heart broken probably more than once and
it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so
remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight
with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things
an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast,
and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too
many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never
been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset
is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be
afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never