Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Whistler And His Wife

A new preacher came to town. Each day as he passed one particular home on his walk to the post office he heard a man whistling happily and loudly.

Day after day he heard the whistler. He became so fascinated with the sounds that he decided to discover where they came from. One morning the preacher opened the gate quietly and looked inside. Hearing the gate creak, “the whistler” approached the preacher asking him to come inside.

“Why do you whistle so loudly when you work?” asked the preacher.

“My wife’s a cripple,” he answered, “and she is also blind. I want her to know as she sits alone on the porch that I’m always close by and thinking about her. When she hears me whistling she knows I’m not only nearby but available.”

Our Lord is just like “the whistler” – always nearby and available. Although we may not hear Him or see Him, He is always present in our world. However, we must trust “Him with all our worries and cares, for He is always thinking about us and watching everything that concerns us.”

Prayer: Thank You, heavenly Father for always being nearby, for always watching over us and protecting us, and meeting our every need. May we always sense Your presence in our lives and Your love that surrounds us. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: 1 Peter 5:7

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