Sunday, May 10, 2009

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Romans 8:37

J. Wilbur Chapman (1859-1918) told this story: "A farmer allowed his old, worn-out, blind horse to wander about the premises with all freedom. One night the old horse fell into an abandoned well. It was decided that, since the well was useless and the horse was useless, it would be convenient to fill the well and bury the horse with the same operation. But the earth that was shoveled in to cover up the horse made a good foundation for his feet, and he kept on top of it all the time. When the well was filled to the level of the ground, the old horse walked away to graze on the meadow."
This is a parable representing the effect of opposition upon the Christian. "If God be for us, who can be against us?"

Taken from the book, "Today, Lord, I Will"


Deborah said...

I love this one. Thank you for reminding me of it. People in my parents little town in Utah are coming together to help them stay in their home. One took them to vigil mass last night. A new Mormon neighbor brought her boys yesterday and cut the grass and raked the leaves. So humbling to see people of all faiths become the hands of Christ. **blows kisses** Deborah

Anonymous said...

This was just beautiful. Thank you Cori.