March 9, 2010

Daddy Long Legs

Stories about children and their views of the world are always touching.

A father watched his young daughter playing in the garden, and he smiled as he reflected on how sweet and pure his little girl was. Tears formed in his eyes as he thought about her seeing the wonders of nature through such innocent eyes. Suddenly she just stopped and stared at the ground. He went over to her to see what work of God had captured her attention.

He noticed she was looking at two spiders.

"Daddy, what are those two spiders doing?" she asked.

"They're mating," her father replied.

"What do you call this spider?" she asked, pointing.

"It's a Daddy Longlegs," her father answered.

"So, the other one is a Mommy Longlegs?" the little girl asked.

As his heart soared with the joy of such a cute and innocent question he replied, "No dear. Both of them are Daddy Longlegs."

"The little girl, looking a little puzzled, thought for a moment, then lifted her foot and stomped them flat.

"Well," she said, "that may be OK in California, but we're not going to stand for that sort of behavior in Tennessee."
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Words of Faith

"O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago." Isaiah 25:1

"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" -Matthew 6:27

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

"Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy." Psalm 126:5