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God in the moon-lit sky

A story is told of a wicked father who took his young son with him when he went to steal potatoes from his neighbor’s field. When they came to the boundary fence, the father stopped and listened while his eyes searched from right to left. Silently, he began to climb the fence. Then the child spoke. “Dad,” he said, “you forgot something – you didn’t look up.”

Sudden guilt shamed the father; he took the lad by the hand and returned home.

It is always good to remember that God is not far from every one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being. He is not merely a spectator beholding the evil and the good, but He is the actual ruler, upholding all things by His power, watching over the actions of every person, yet preserving our freedom to make our own decisions.

Since He is watching over all our actions, we should indeed use our time and means in the faithful performance of those tasks God has assigned for us to do. In this we do not depend wholly upon our own strength, but our efforts are aided and guided by the providential care of a loving God!


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19 thoughts on “God in the moon-lit sky

  1. amazing post very very heart warming, l read your gravatar profile from the part where you talked about your experiences of taking your first tooth out to surviving the fire and reading about where you are today, my immediate thought was wow you are an inspiration! keep it up!

  2. “Then the child spoke. “Dad,” he said, “you forgot something – you didn’t look up.””

    Then he remembered God and made the sign of the cross on his chest.

    “Then the child spoke. “Dad,” he said, “you forgot something – you didn’t look East.””

    Then he remembered Allah and recited a prayer under his breath.

    “Then the child spoke. “Dad,” he said, “you forgot something – you didn’t look West.””

    Then he remembered Buddha and counted down from twenty.

    “Then the child spoke. “Dad,” he said, “you forgot something – you didn’t look South.””

    Then he remembered the child’s mother and wished upon her grave.

    “Then the child spoke. “Dad,” he said, “don’t you have a brain?”

    Then he remembered his conscience, and was immediately ashamed of his own actions.

    They then went home and had scones for tea.

  3. Paulina Czarnecki on said:

    They always told us this story in religion class in school! 🙂

  4. Beautifully written and so right.

  5. Caro on said:

    Lovely post!

  6. Thank you for your words of encouragement brother! And thanks for following my blog as well!

  7. As always, a wonderfully insightful post that gives one something to ponder. Thank you for sharing it with. May Heavenly Father always reside in you.

  8. Hi there, thank you for taking the time to stop by my bog Vacant Pages, and choosing to follow, much appreciated. Your postings are beautifully written and very uplifting, long may you continue writing.

  9. I am so thankful that my amazing God is ever-present and ever-active in leading me on the right paths and convicting me quickly when I tend to stray.

    What an amazing God!

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