It’s us, not the world
It looks like everything in the world is messed up if you watch all the news channels. It really isn’t the world, though; it’s the people. Once there was a preacher trying to write a sermon who was keeping his young son while his wife was shopping. The preacher tried and tried to come up with a Sunday sermon, but his little boy kept nagging him to come outside and play with him.
The preacher, being desperate to divert his son’s attention for a while, took a big Life magazine off his desk and tore the front page off. Then he began to tear the page into little pieces, thinking that putting a puzzle together would keep him busy for a while. He took the torn pieces of paper into another room and told his son, “When you get this puzzle done, I will be ready to play with you.”
So the preacher scattered the pieces on the floor and left to finish his sermon. Much to the preacher’s surprise, his son came back in to his study with a picture of the world globe in perfect order.
The preacher asked, “How did you do that so fast?”
His son replied, “Father, on one side was a man’s face, and on the other side was the world. I know what a man’s face looks like. I figured if I got the man right, the world would be right too.” “Thank you, son, for my sermon.”
RONALD SMITH little rock