An Ant Story

 Brenda was a young woman that wanted to learn to go rock climbing.    Although
 she was scared to death she went with a group and they faced this tremendous
 cliff of  rock.  Practically perpendicular. In spite of her fear, she put on
the gear
 and she took a hold of the rope and she 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, whoever was holding the rope up at the top of the cliff made a
 and snapped the rope against Brenda's eye and knocked out her contact lens. 
 You know how tiny contact lenses are and how almost impossible to find. 

 Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with who knows how many hundreds of feet
 behind and hundreds of feet above her.  Of course, she looked and looked and
 looked, hoping that she would be able to find that contact lens. Here she
 very far from home.
 Her sight was now blurry. She was very upset by the fact that she wouldn't
 be anywhere near a place where she could get a new contact lens. And she
 prayed that the Lord would help her to find it.  Well, her last hope was
 perhaps when she got to the top of the cliff, one of the girls that was up
 on the top might be able to find her contact lens in the corner of her eye.

 When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye. There was no contact
 lens to be found. She sat down with the rest of the party, waiting for the
 of them to come 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

 She thought, "Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every single
 stone and leaf that's on those mountains and You know exactly where my
 contact lens is."

 Finally, the time came when it was time to go down. They walked down the
 trail to the bottom.  Just as they got there, there was a new party of rock
 climbers coming along.  As one of them started up the face of the cliff, she
 shouted out, "Hey, you guys! anybody lose a contact lens?"
 Well, that would be startling enough, wouldn't it? She had found the contact
 lens!  But you know why she saw it? An ant was carrying that contact lens
 so that it was moving slowly across the face of the rock.
 What does that tell you about the God of the universe?  Is He in charge of
 tiniest things? Do ants matter to Him? Of course they do.  He made them.   He
 designed them.
 Brenda told me that her father is a cartoonist. When she told him this
 story, he drew a picture of that ant lugging that contact lens with the
 "Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it and
 awfully heavy.  But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for
 If God is in charge of the ants, don't you think He cares about you and me? 
 I guess Solomon was right. One could learn a valuable lesson from that ant -
 trust in God.

 We could probably all say a little more often, "God, I don't know why you
  want me to carry this load. I see no good in it and it's awfully heavy.
 Still, if you want me to, I'll carry it for You."

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