The Ant and The Contact Lens: A TRUE STORY

I got this from my FB friend Gina K. this morning. I really needed to read this today. I hope it inspires you the way it inspired me. ♥

The Ant and the Contact Lens: A TRUE STORY

Brenda Foltz of Pinceton, MN was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite cliff. She was standing on a ledge where she was taking a breather during this, her first rock climb. As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her eye and knocked out her contact lens.

'Great', she thought. 'Here I am on a rock ledge, hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of this cliff, and now my sight is blurry.' She looked and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the ledge. But it just wasn't there.

She felt the panic rising in her, so she began praying. She prayed for calm, and she prayed that she might find her contact lens. When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but it was not to be found. Although she was calm now that she was at the top, she was saddened because she could not clearly see across the range of mountains. She thought of the bible verse '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.'

Later, when they had hiked down the trail to the bottom of the cliff they met another 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 a twig on the face of the rock, carrying it!

The story doesn't end there. Brenda's father is a cartoonist. When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a cartoon of an ant lugging that contact lens with the caption, '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 do all of us some good to 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 which strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13) by: Gina Aurelio Krupsky

We have to be like the ant sometimes. What we don't see or know trust that our God has  a reason. This story really spoke to me this morning and I jsut wanted to pass it on to be a blessing in your life. I have been having some hard times. I was still trying to figure out why I'm living way in Washington State when my lovely family and my most dear friends are back home. Well I learned to day its not for me to figure out. God sent me hear for a reason. I don't have to understand this reason. I just need to be like the ant and carry on what God wants and know & trust that he will take care of all my needs, wants, and fears. I Thank You God I truly need this and its was right on time. You are an on time God and I thank you for it.

Happy Crafting My Friends AJ~


Rosie said…
So inspirational! Thank you for sharing!!!
Great inspiritional story AJ. Where in Washington do you live because I live in Washington too.
Very cool story. We all need to remember that God never gives us a load to carry that we cannot handle, and that when it gets heavy, we need to lean on Him for strength.
Lisa said…
Absolutely beautiful story and so inspiring!! Thank you for sharing :)

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Holly Young said…
I heard this story a long time ago, but it's definitely worth sharing again! Thank you!
Thanks for sharing AJ. This is a lovely story. I love it!!

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Oh, AJ I love this! Thank you so much for posting!

Love the story, AJ and thanks so much for posting. You never know how someone may need some encouragement during their day.
Texas JennyWren said…
Love this inspirational story. Thanks for sharing it.
Kim said…
Thanks AJ for sharing this! I loved reading this story and we do serve an AWESOME GOD!!

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