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A true story by Josh and Karen Zarandona

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 edge, 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 cothing
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.
(Phil 4:13)



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