A true 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 mistake 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 know 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 was, 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 that perhaps when she got to the top of the
cliff, one of the girls that was up there 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 rest 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 earth." 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 the 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 incredible story, he drew a picture of that
ant lugging that contact lens (as you see in the comics with a balloon
with words in it over his head) 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."

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."

Sent by:  Josh and Karen Zarandona

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