Friday, December 8

Wet Pants with a Message


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
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
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
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,
you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!"
Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is
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 arou nd 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
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.
Remember.....Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more
standing in your garage makes you a car.

I not only love the story --- I love this last quote!!

I only hope that in the coming years there will be many people with fish
bowls around me!!!